Crewe Alexandra assistant manager Neil Baker says any plans to add new faces in the New Year will depend on departures.
The Railwaymen have placed both Jon Otsemobor and Billy Jones on the transfer list at Gresty Road after they turned down deals with the League One club.
Baker is unsure if he and manager Dario Gradi will be able to freshen up their Crewe squad in January.
"A lot will depend on what goes out and that will dictate what comes in," Baker said.
"There hasn't really been any interest and we don't really know what's going to happen.
"I think it would be nice to have it resolved one way or the other, but we're not really in control of it."