IT'S not just free agents that Phil Parkinson has been holding talks with and he admits targeting players under contract at other clubs makes it more "complicated" to get deals over the line.

Parkinson has led Wrexham to back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club's history and is looking to strengthen his squad ahead of the new League One campaign.

Nine players, including first-team captain Luke Young, club captain Ben Tozer and centre-back Aaron Hayden, have been released to make room for fresh faces at The Racecourse.

The Reds' boss had been speaking with potential transfer targets and although he is yet to complete his first new signing of the summer, insists he won't make additions for the sake of it and has put the emphasis on quality.

Linked with a host of players, Parkinson remains committed to bringing in people he feels will improve what is already a strong squad ahead of the club's first season in the third tier for 19 years.

But that means having to pay fees for players that are under contract elsewhere and he has found that isn't always straightforward.

"Talks are on-going with players," said the Reds' boss.

"The aim is to get the right players to add to the squad we've got already.

"Quite a few of the players we have been speaking to are under contract or have got a year left at clubs.

"Obviously that adds complication because there's fees involved for those players.

"There are a lot of different scenarios of play but hopefully we will get the players in that we can add to the quality we've already got."