And the boss underlined his strategy of keeping business under wraps when quizzed about Kevin Phillips and whether or not we're targeting a striker after Saturday's 2-1 friendly win at Gillingham.
He declared: "We're going about our business behind the scenes and it goes without saying if we can improve the squad, we will. That is what the board and myself are always working towards.
"I'm working with the board all the time and Daniel (Levy, chairman) and I are in daily contact.
"It's no different from last season, we are looking to improve the squad if we can.
"We've got a few youngsters on trial and, sure, we looking for striker but we'll only buy if we think it's right for the club.
"There is a new scenario as well. We have a transfer window to oblige to now and go past August 31 and your squad is your squad.
"That's new to us and we're all jostling for position at the moment but no-one seems to want to be the first to spend anything, apart from Rio's deal.
"But we're working behind the scenes like we did in the close season last season."
Paul Miles at Priestfield Stadium
Glenn Hoddle has reitterated that he's looking to strengthen the squad but will only buy if it's right for the club.