Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes today confirmed he could still add more signings before the end of the summer window.
The Dons are reeling after exiting from the Europa League.
McInnes has secured six new additions this summer but more could yet arrive to bolster the domestic campaign, which kicks off tomorrow with a Premiership clash against Hamilton at Pittodrie.
He said: “Whether we add again before the window closes in whatever area of the team will be determined by performances, results and the availability of certain players.
“I wouldn’t say we will not sign someone else, but that is not to say we definitely will either.”
The bid to secure Scotland international Shaun Maloney is over as the 34-year-old looks set to retire.
Celtic are lining up a move to take the former Hull City attacker back to Parkhead as Under-20 coach.
Aberdeen have had bids of £250,000 and £400,000 rejected by Motherwell for striker Louis Moult during the summer window.
The Steelmen are desperate to retain their star striker, 25, and have offered him a contract extension.
When asked if he could go back in for Moult, McInnes said: “We will look at what we are in terms of what we might need.
“There’s a little imbalance in the squad and we are still looking for those little improvements.
“But by and large I’m pleased with what the players gave me so early in the season.”
Aberdeen will have to bounce back from their Euro setback immediately when they host Hamilton tomorrow in the Premiership opener.
“There were a lot of players in their first European adventure and they will gain a lot of experience from that,” said the manager.
“We lost a lot of experience with players who were used to dealing with games like that.
“We have a lot to be excited about going forward this season but that does not dilute the feeling of disappointment at going out of Europe.”
McInnes today challenged the Reds to start the Premiership bid with a victory tomorrow.
“We will need that enthusiasm and freshness for the start of the Premiership campaign on Sunday.
“The best way to qualify for Europe is through your league campaign so we need to find the energy against Hamilton.
“We will freshen it up where we can and there will be a few who didn’t play in Cyprus that will play.
“That will hopefully get us off to a winning start. Whether we add to the squad or not I am optimistic we can have a good season.”
Striker Adam Rooney was left out of the squad that flew to Cyprus to face Apollon Limassol in the Europa League.
Rooney, 29, was ruled out with a thigh injury and missed both ties against the Cypriots.
However, he is in contention to face Hamilton at Pittodrie tomorrow. McInnes said: “Adam has a chance of playing on Sunday.”