Manchester United do have a back up transfer option should the very worst happen.
Transfer deadline day takes place on Monday October 5 and Ed Woodward and Co. are running out of time to act.
Right wing and left-back are the areas Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen this window. Jadon Sancho remains the club's priority target but Borussia Dortmund look to stand firm on rejecting any offers.
Ousmane Dembele, Luka Jovic and Edinson Cavani have all been mooted as loan or short term options to solve the problem area before United return to for Sancho next summer.
But if United can't pull any of the above off by Monday they could be in a spot of bother.
There might, however, be a get out clause for United.
Watford winger Ismaila Sarr has been linked with a move to the club but remains a last resort option.
The 22-year-old impressed in the Premier League last season but couldn't prevent the Hornets from succumbing to the drop.
United can, though, still sign him up to 11 days after Monday's deadline.
As reported by Sky Sports, the domestic transfer deadline is October 16. This means player exchanges can still be made between all Premier League and EFL clubs.
It means, even in the very worst case scenario, United still have an option.
After United escaped with a fortunate win against Brighton on Saturday, Solskjaer was honest with his assessment.
"There is plenty of work to be done," he said. "We know that, the players know that we got away with one and sometimes you’ve just got to take the points knowing that we need to improve a lot."
It remains to be seen how much work United will do in the transfer window, however.
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