Sam Allardyce has hit out at the complications of the transfer window.
The Crystal Palace boss was speaking as he attempted to complete the transfer of Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal.
The former West Ham and England boss is recognised as one of the top wheeler dealers in the business but admitted that modern transfers are getting too complex.
“From my point of view, there would be many contacts made by the chairman, myself, to agents on whether these players are available, whether they want to come or whether they don’t,” said the Eagles boss told TalkSPORT.
“And then of course it’s very good if that player wants to leave, for that to get released to all the papers, to all the radio stations, in case a better club pops up and they’ve got more options to choose from.”
Allardyce has struggled to bring in new faces to Palace and has his work cut out with less than two weeks to go until the window closes.
Palace haven’t won a match since December 3 with the expected bounce with the appointment of a new manager failing to happen while Swansea and Hull City have also changed manager and started to find ways of winning matches.
Successive home matches against Everton and Manchester City will reveal the shape that Palace are in to avoid relegation with the pressure starting to tell on their manager.