The Leeds head coach has been discussing the problems the club face in the market.
Indeed, Evans believes only players in the Premier League or at the top of the Championship could really improve the side.
But those players aren't willing to leave...
The Scot told the BBC: "If I'm being honest, they're either in the Premier League and won't come out or at the top of the Championship. That's just the reality of the situation. But, if a player jumps up who we think can do a good job, we'll see if we can make it happen."
Evans' point suggests he doesn't think there are any rough diamonds sitting in mid-table in the Championship that could improve Leeds - and that's a confident appraisal of a side who just lost 4-1 at home.
But United do face a fine balance of struggling to attract top-quality players and signing someone for the sake of it who duly isn't up to the task.
Leeds face another Yorkshire derby next weekend against Neil Warnock's Rotherham United side, where the home supporters will be keen for their side to make amends.