Swansea City manager Garry Monk has told the South Wales Evening Post what’s holding the new signings back from arriving at the club.
Monk has confirmed he’s actively looking for new players, as he tries to give himself extra squad options before the end of the transfer window.
“I am trying to push to see what we can do and the chairman is doing the same,” said Monk.
“But as usual we have to wait on other clubs and players to see if things are going to go through.”
Swansea are seemingly in a good position to act fast in the transfer market after the cash generated from the deal, which took Wilfried Bony to Manchester City.
However, their problem isn’t related to a lack of willingness to spend cash as the deal to sign Kyle Naughton from Tottenham Hotspur shows.
A delay in signing new players is most likely to do with common problems, which affect a lot of clubs in the January window.
Sides are sometimes reluctant to do business when they don’t have any sign of a replacement coming in to provide cover.
It’s different in the summer, where there is traditionally more time for teams to do business and recover if players leave.
However, there are now just a few days left in the current window, which will cause some clubs to tense up rather than look to do business but it’s encouraging Monk is on the lookout and poised to do business if the opportunity and players present themselves.