Brendan Rodgers is confident of making his first signing as Liverpool manager this week.
Rodgers, who has been in place since taking over from Kenny Dalglish in June, has been linked with a string of players in recent weeks. The former Swansea boss has suggested much of the speculation is wide of the mark, but inferred new blood could be in place ahead of the club's pre-season tour of the United States.
"I won't be bringing in many," he said at a press conference on Monday. "We don't have a wheelbarrow full of money. There is not the money that people think there is.
"There certainly won't be as many as are being reported out. Hopefully we can close out one deal this week, maybe two, and then we'll add to that over the pre-season."
Liverpool have been linked with Real Madrid midfielder Esteban Granero and Bologna playmaker Gaston Ramirez, but Rodgers would not be drawn to comment on individuals.
"I will never speak about targets and possible signings," he said. "All I will say is that there has been a whole raft of players linked to Liverpool, of whom only a few are accurate, but I will never speak about individuals.
"We'll maybe make three or four tweaks which will help the squad. We want to make the team competitive at the top end again."
Rodgers, who opted out of the chase for new Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson as he refused to pay over the odds for the player, said an "exciting'' deal could be completed in the next few days.
"There have been a whole raft of players being linked and only a few are real targets for us," he said. "The reality is we have only made three or four enquiries about players and hopefully can close out one deal this week which will be a real exciting one for the club, one the supporters will absolutely love."
The Reds boss said he was only willing to pay the market value for any new potential signings as he knows exactly what type of player he wants.
"This is a club which is a way of life, it is not just a club where you turn up for two hours' training and then go away,'' added the 39-year-old. "You have to be prepared to come into the culture and philosophy of the club and if you don't then it's not a problem but this is not the right fit for you.
"I want players that are hungry to succeed and want to match the ambitions of how we want to move forward and the reality of that is there are very few players who can match that.
"I don't just want to identify a player and then let them come in at whatever cost. One of the things which distorts the reality of football is money. I don't see the sense of a player coming in if we have to pay over the odds for him.
"There are many good players out there but not many who have the courage and bravery to play the way we want to.''