West Brom manager Tony Pulis is determined to start early with his mission to bring in new players ahead of next season.
The Baggies boss is well aware that he will need to strengthen his squad for their next campaign, and is eager to move on his targets as early as possible.
The west Midlands outfit are in a comfortable eighth position in the Premier League standings with 44 points already collected, which has allowed Pulis to start planning for next season.
“Next weekend we’ve obviously got the Man City game that has been cancelled and every member of staff will be out watching games,” said Pulis, according to the Birmingham Mail.
“We’re planning already for next year, we’re trying to put plans in place, we don’t want to be behind the ball game.
“We want to target players as early as we can before the mad season starts.
“It’s difficult getting them in the door early, because you have to negotiate deals, process and everything else. We’ll do our best.”
“The most important thing is to target the ones we want and be very clever with what we do because we haven’t got the finances other clubs have got,” he added.
“But we need the players in and that’s the bottom line. We need to be bringing a few players in.”