With just ten days left until the transfer window closes, Birmingham City still hope to add a couple of new faces to their squad.
A lack of depth in attack, highlighted by the loss at home to Manchester City at the weekend when manager Steve Bruce was unable to name a striker on the substitutes bench, has heightened the need to bring in some fresh blood.
And the arrival of Chelsea midfielder Jiri Jarosik on loan looks all the more likely after the players' agent, Viktor Kolar, claimed Birmingham are Jarosik's preferred choice despite interest from Celta Vigo and Besiktas.
Kolar said: "We should know by Monday whether Chelsea are prepared to release Jiri. Although negotiations are ongoing with Birmingham, other clubs have been showing an interest such as Celta Vigo and Besiktas.
"But, even if they come in for him, Jiri and we, his representatives, would prefer Birmingham. We have already built up an understanding with Steve Bruce."
For his part Bruce was remaining tight-lipped on his transfer plans.
"We're trying to bring in one or two others," said Bruce cagily. "We know that we're a little bit thin."
Bruce though is expecting to hear from Chelsea soon about Jarosik.
"We're just waiting for a reply," he said.
"Obviously they've been busy [spending £26 million on Michael Essien] over the last couple of days so we're waiting to hear this week."
Clinton Morrison's future is still undecided, with Crystal Palace joining Norwich City in offering the striker another option.
"He's still talking with Norwich and also Crystal Palace," said Bruce. "Palace have matched Norwich's offer. So it's now up to Clinton what he does."
Meanwhile, Birmingham winger Darren Anderton is expected to move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Wolves boss Glenn Hoddle has confirmed that Blues have agreed to let Anderton leave on a free transfer.
Hoddle said: "We hope it will go through in the next couple of days."