BLACKBURN Rovers boss Owen Coyle has revealed he is yet to be given the green light by Venky's over what funds will be available for transfers in January.

Coyle is targeting one or two additions to help strengthen his squad for the second half of the season when the window re-opens on Sunday.

But the manager says that while is continuing to line up potential targets, Rovers aren’t in a position to be making deals from day one of the window re-opening as he awaits the go ahead from the club’s owners.

“I’m chasing one or two but am I in a position at this stage to sign contracts? The answer to that is probably no,” Coyle admitted.

“I think verbally, if we were ready to press the button then that could happen with one or two.

“Until we get that green light we’ll pursue one or two that we think could help.

“We want to add one or two to what we have.”

Rovers made 12 signings during the summer window, six of those on loan, as Coyle looked to build a squad having inherited what he felt was a ‘shell’ of one when he took over as boss.

His side sit 22nd in the table at the halfway stage of the season, with the manager feeling he is in need of additions to help the club pull clear of the relegation zone.

Explaining the process of negotiations at the club, he said: “We look at the targets that we have and then explain that to the owners and then look for the OK to press the button on it.”

Coyle has previously admitted that players could leave the club in January in a bid to help finance potential deals.

Speculation also continues to link Ben Marshall, who is out of contract next summer, with a move to Wolves in what would be a link-up with former Rovers boss Paul Lambert.

However, it is understood that no offers have yet been received for the 25-year-old.

Rovers currently have 27 senior players on their books, though the manager expects loanees Jack Byrne and Stephen Hendrie to return to their parent clubs, Manchester City and West Ham, respectively next month.

Coyle added: “I have already had discussions with one or two clubs and the important thing is that it would free up to some finance to do something with players you think could have an impact.

“They are both good young players who I believe will go on to have good careers.

“With each player you sign there are different circumstances and that’s something we will look at.

“Come January we will be looking to bring in one or two players who could help us improve co