Sheffield Wednesday have struggled in the transfer market so far.
Wednesday have found things tough going throughout the summer transfer window, with George Boyd the Owls' only new recruit having moved to Hillsborough after his Burnley contract expired.
Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal
But Carvalhal's side also tied up a pre-arranged permanent deal for January signing Jordan Rhodes for an undisclosed club-record fee, and the Portuguese has admitted Wednesday are close to the line regarding the Football League's financial fair play restrictions.
Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield on Monday, he explained: "We are probably (on) the line (of FFP), which is why we achieve a player so far that is, George Boyd, it was a free player. And we try to find a free player.
"Also I’ve said since I arrived that if the chairman is happy to sell any player I never have a problem in any club to sell one player in the past. And in the club so far the chairman prefers to stay with the players - I am very happy about that.
"But one day if he needs to sell one player or another and we move to try to bring same quality or better quality, of course, it is our job, it is what we must do."
Wednesday are understood to have made bids for Cardiff defender Sean Morrison and Norwich midfielder Graham Dorrans, now of Glasgow Rangers, earlier this summer, which suggests there was money to spend at one stage.
Free agent Johan Djourou is reportedly in talks over a move to Sheffield Wednesday
But another area in which the Owls have struggled during the off-season is their ability to offload unwanted under-contract players from Carvalhal's bloated squad, and it is possible they were expecting more movement on that front.
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