Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson has said he is weary of commenting on transfer speculation.
News of a number of Posh's summer targets has leaked out ahead of deals being completed.
Ferguson confirmed interest in Chelsea defender Ben Gordon and Derry winger James McClean over the weekend.
He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "We've just got to see what happens. It would by nice to get some players in without anyone knowing about it."
Gordon is a product of the Chelsea academy and spent time on loan with Scunthorpe in the Championship last season, while McClean is one of the most highly-rated players in Irish football.
Posh kicked-off their pre-season campaign with a 2-2 draw at Barnet on Saturday with Lee Frecklington and Lee Tomlin getting the goals.
"It's all about getting rid of the rustiness, so I'm not worried about the result. At this stage it's all about the fitness levels," Ferguson said.
Transfer-listed duo James Wesolowski and Kelvin Langmead, who both played a big part as the Posh won promotion from League One, remain surplus to requirements.
They played for the reserves at Kettering, alongside the likes of Scott Griffiths and Exodus Geohaghon.
Meanwhile, David Oldfield has left his dual role as Posh youth team and reserve team manager to take up a similar position at West Brom.