Neil Warnock has admitted Crystal Palace will face a transfer-deadline frenzy after he put recruitment plans on hold for Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Newcastle.
The new Eagles boss secured Wilfried Zaha's Selhurst Park return on Thursday on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United.
Warnock set Friday aside for team preparations, leaving just Sunday and Monday for Palace to complete as many as four more deals.
The transfer window shuts at 11pm on Monday, with Palace still keen on Southampton's Jack Cork and Norwich's Gary Hooper.
"I have had 320 messages from agents and they are all brilliant players, all with different agents," said Warnock, who cut off his Cornwall retirement to return to the south London club.
"I doubt we can do anything before the weekend.
"We need to get through the weekend. If we can get three or four players, I think we can hold our own.
"Hopefully by Sunday, Monday night we will have a couple of people to show you. I'm sure it will be chaos, it always is."
Tony Pulis quit Palace on the eve of the new league season after rowing with owner Steve Parish over transfer strategy.
Warnock revealed he did not even discuss recruitment or transfer funds with co-chairman Parish before agreeing to take the Selhurst Park helm.
"You don't talk about anything like that," he said.
"I didn't talk about money or anything, it was the opportunity.
"I think contracts came later. You don't get opportunities like this very often.
"Probably in different circumstances, there might have been four or five other managers who might have enjoyed it as well. But I'm very fortunate I have the job now.
"I'm going to really enjoy it, if I can."