Brendan Rodgers may tap into the loan market if his bid to secure new signings for Liverpool looks like failing to bear fruit.
Rodgers has been at the helm of the Anfield club fsince June, but he has so far only brought in striker Fabio Borini from Roma.
Swansea's Joe Allen and Fulham forward Clint Dempsey are confirmed targets of the Reds boss, but deals do not look imminent and Rodgers is prepared to plug the gap with temporary measures.
"There is nothing imminent, and it may take one or two moves [elsewhere] to spark everything off," he said.
"I have also looked at one or two loan deals from abroad. There are some quality players in that market that I have enquired about."
Rodgers has assured Reds fans that new faces will arrive this month. He said: "I want players in sooner rather than later - it is important to get the group together as quickly as possible.
"But if not, then I'd be happy as long as we have some in before the end of August. "The make-up of the group will change before the season starts and that will change the dynamic of the team also."