Nottingham Forest will be unable to spend any money during the January window, with a Football League transfer embargo imposed for breaching financial fair play regulations.
While fresh faces will be in short supply at the City Ground, it could be that a few players are allowed to move on.
Lars Veldwijk is among those Stuart Pearce may be prepared to part with, with the striker struggling to make an impact in England.
The Dutchman was snapped up from Excelsior in the summer of 2014 after plundering 35 goals in 45 appearances last season.
The deal to bring him to Forest could eventually rise to £1 million, but that appears unlikely when taking his first six months into account.
Veldwijk is yet to open his account in the Championship and could be sent out on loan in an effort to get him regular minutes and rebuild his confidence.
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"There are clubs from Greece and Denmark showing interest in Lars", Veldwijk’s agent, Serkan Kulup, told Voetbal Primeur.
"But it may also be the case that he finishes the season in England.”
The 23-year-old clearly knows the way to goal and appears to boast all of the attributes required to be a success in English football.
At six foot five inches tall, he is an imposing physical presence and a target man who is good in the air and comfortable on the deck.
He will argue that he has not been given enough opportunities to impress at Forest, with his seven league appearances coming off the bench and three starts made in cup competition.