Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is open to new additions in the January transfer but only if the quality is better than his existing squad.
Bielsa claims he is missing 10 players his side prepare to face Derby County in the Championship.
Leeds are currently points clear at the top of the table but attention is on whether Bielsa will strengthen his squad this month.
“I’ve answered this question clearly,” he said. “I’m clear in my response. We’re lacking 10 players. Ten players are absent.
“If the club can bring players in then we will take them but only if they’re better than the players we have.
“In the next few weeks we’ll have [Stuart] Dallas with us, [Geatano] Berardi with us and [Kalvin] Phillips with us. We’ll have [Izzy] Brown with us, [Patrick] Bamford with us and [Barry] Douglas with us.
“So we’ll have a substantial reduction of these absences. That’s why I say clearly that if nobody comes in, we’ll solve the problem anyway.
“I can’t give you positions (where Bielsa would like to strengthen) because it depends on the quality of the players. If we need a midfielder and we can bring one in but he’s not good enough then we won’t take him.
“We’ll add and bring in players who will be better than those we have, making a lasting and important investment for the club and solving the fact that the players who left were not expected to leave.”
Meanwhile, Express Sport has rounded up the potential Leeds transfer deals that could be finalised in the coming week.
IN: Karl Darlow (from Newcastle)
The Mirror reports that Leeds have identified Darlow as the man to provide cover for Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
The transfer fee, though, is has proved a stumbling block so far with Newcastle holding out for £4million.
Leeds may be forced to look elsewhere but could still attempt to complete a loan deal.
IN: Fran Sol (from Willem II)
Sol has reportedly been attracting attention from several clubs in England and Scotland.
TeamTalk claim Celtic and Rangers have been monitoring the striker but Leeds have also been mentioned as an interested party.
The Willem striker has scored 13 times in 17 league appearances this term.
Rangers have recruited Jermain Defoe and Celtic already possess a wealth of attacking options, which HITC say could give Leeds the upper hand in the race for his signature.
OUT: Kemar Roofe (Newcastle)
The Mirror reported last month that Rafa Benitez was weighing up a move for Roofe in January.
Goals have been an issue for Newcastle this season, netting just 15 times in 21 Premier League games.
Roofe, meanwhile, has starred in the Championship this term, netting 13 goals in 20 appearances.
Leeds will be determined to keep hold of the 26-year-old as they push for promotion but the report adds that a good offer from Newcastle may force the Whites to make a decision.