Hull City will sign four or five new players before the end of the summer, says Steve Bruce.
Steve Bruce has promised the money raised from player sales will be reinvested to add much-needed depth to his Hull City squad, while suggesting the club are edging closer to further additions with "four or five new signings" in an interview with the Hull Daily Mail.
Admitting offers for two players have already been tabled by the Tigers, Bruce says he expects up to five more new faces to arrive at the KC Stadium in the coming weeks.
The recent acquisitions of former Newcastle United player Ryan Taylor on a free transfer and Sam Clucas from Chesterfield for £1.3 million have gone some way to easing the supporters' concerns about the size of the club's squad.
"I know a lot of people have been waiting for new signings, it has been difficult and that has been well documented," Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail.
"But before the start of the season and before the transfer window closes, we anticipate there will be another four or five new signings.
"In all midfield and full-back areas we're short and we know we have to add to the squad.
"We are doing our utmost and working away to try and improve it."
Following the departure of Tom Ince and James Chester, and with Robbie Brady soon to follow, Bruce will have close to £20 million sitting in the club coffers, ready to be spent on new recruits.
This kind of financial backing will open the door for the Tigers' chief to conclude several of the deals he has been working on in recent weeks.
Brentford striker Andre Gray could be one of the first to arrive at the KC Stadium. Reports in the same paper suggest the 24-year-old remains high on Hull's wanted list, and the club is understood to be moving closer to a completed deal.