Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies is continuing with his efforts to bring fresh faces to the club.
The Reds, who continue to languish towards the foot of the Championship, missed out on a number of targets during the January transfer window.
That means Davies is now restricted to securing short-term loan deals with any potential targets.
The Scot is reported to have enquired as to the availability of Manchester City striker Ched Evans and Stoke's out of favour midfielder Michael Tonge in recent weeks, but is yet to prove successful in his endeavours.
"We are getting linked with everyone at the minute," Davies told the Nottingham Evening Post.
"And every player all over the country is available at the right price.
"You could sign (Cristiano) Ronaldo for the right amount of money.
"We are being linked with a host of people but it is about bringing in the right ones at the right time.
"I will say it again, and you can put it in big capital letters if you like, the loan market was always going to be the second-best option. Always.
"We continue to identify players; we continue to create lists of different players at different clubs; we continue to ask questions about players."
Davies has also reiterated his intention to sign players with the stomach for a relegation battle.
"It is easier to bring in loan signings when you are competing at the top of the table, rather than at the bottom," he said.
"All we can do is keep looking for the players who will make us better, who are not coming here for a jolly, to get fit or to play out the remainder of the season.
"We want people who want to be part of the long-term future of the club.
"We want people who want to prove themselves worthy of playing in a Forest shirt and, most importantly, want to come here because they want the challenge of playing for Forest.
"Anything else would be a total waste of time."