Pat Fenlon is hopeful of bringing some new faces to Hibernian ahead of the new season.
Fenlon has already bolstered his squad by capturing Liam Craig and Owain Tudur-Jones and making Ryan McGivern's loan deal permanent.
But with players including Eoin Doyle, Shefki Kuqi and Leigh Griffiths having departed the club, Felon knows he has boots to fill.
"Our pre-season trip is next week and we are pushing to do things," said Fenlon.
"We would like to get one or two in by then but it could take a little time and we need to make sure it is the right fit for us.
"We know what we need, we have targets and are talking to people. The fans need to be patient but we are working hard to get things over the line."
Fenlon, while confirming he wants to strengthen his attack, insists he will not disturb the progress of teenagers Ross Caldwell and Danny Handling.
"We have lost Eoin, Shefki and Leigh - three big players," added the Irishman.
"We must replace them but it's vital we don't bring in loads of players and stifle the futures of Ross and Danny."
Former Hearts player Fraser Mullen has been linked with a move to Easter Road.