KENNY Jackett has conceded it is highly unlikely Millwall will now make any new signings before the transfer window closes.

The Lions have been linked with a host of names during the close season, the latest being Bolton winger Danny Ward.

Jackett hinted after Tuesday’s Carling Cup win over Middlesbrough a fresh face could be on the way in but it now appears excessive financial demands have put paid to those hopes.

He told News Shopper: “We aren’t any closer and that is perhaps slightly frustrating.

“It doesn’t look like much is going to happen but that isn’t to say we are displeased with the players we have.

“The squad have started well and performances have been good, so we will have to carry that on.

“If at any stage I feel we can strengthen then I will but prices just coming up to deadline day are very, very high and if they are over-inflated then there won’t be movement.

“I’m not completely ruling it out because there are still a few days to go but at the moment it looks unlikely.”

Jackett also revealed it is also extremely unlikely anybody will be leaving The Den in the next few days.

He added: “A couple of non-league clubs have enquired about taking John Marquis on loan.

“We aren’t going to let him go because he is on the bench at the moment and he isn’t someone we are looking to get experience at non-league level.

“I don’t expect there will be anybody going out.”

One man who definitely won’t be going anywhere in the near future is Scott Barron, who yesterday penned a new three-year deal with the club.

Jackett said: “Scott Barron gives me a lot of flexibility down the left hand side because he has played at left back and in a wide left position.

“I think his overall play has been much improved in the last year or two and I’ve been pleased with his progress.”