Split it into 2 and get in a couple of studs at $5k a week if you think that gaps too egregious, my points the same, insurance to stay up as we rebuild. We are unlikely to sign/find these types of players you refer to in January.
Im not worried about other players reactions, Im sure they'd be happy to stay in the top flight. Look at the stud that came on for last 10 mins yesterday, say we can get him at $5k a week when his stopover ends in Jan for an extended loan.
And as another poster mentioned, maybe these guys would come in for less, who knows. Just think bigger and use the war chest as an SPL protection fund.