Walsall chief Chris Hutchings today admitted he is closing in on his top transfer targets.
The Saddlers chief is armed with money from the sale of Troy Deeney to Watford and is set to spend after losing both of the opening games of the season.
Walsall were dumped out of the Carling Cup after a 1-0 defeat to Tranmere at the Banks's Stadium last night following a 2-1 loss against MK Dons at the weekend.
And Hutchings said he is hopeful his hard work is about to pay off ahead of the ' League One trip to Brentford on Saturday.
"It's possible something could happen before Saturday, things change pretty rapidly but we're doing our best to do something and it wouldn't be a loan player," said Hutchings. "We made a few calls yesterday, some have been positive and some negative but that's the nature of the game.
"They depend on a few different scenarios but we are working constantly to sort it out and I know how important it is for the fans.
"We're missing a little strength in depth but we're working on it and trying to sort it out. Hopefully we can change it round a little bit. We're looking to bring people in and it's not only been in the last few days since Troy has gone, it's been prior to that."