Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has said he wants to bring in even more new faces before the transfer window shuts next week.
The Italian has made 11 summer signings, but said he wanted further reinforcements after watching his side struggle in their opening two matches of the Premier League season.
“I don't mention names, but it is obvious that someone has to join us in the next few days,” he said. “We still have six, seven days [until the window closes].
“The club is working, we know this, and I am waiting for the time that some players join us.''
Speculation has suggested that Benin international Stephane Sessegnon could be on his way -- freeing up funds for more signings -- but Di Canio said: “I don't want to talk about him.
“He is part of the squad and the club. He is here, so we will see what is going on, but I have nothing to say about him in terms of a transfer.''
Di Canio’s side face League One MK Dons in the Capital One Cup at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, and the manager wants his side to focus on that challenge.
“I want to build a winning mentality -- it goes in line with the league. It's very, very important,” he explained. “We have to take every competition seriously, with maximum effort and determination, otherwise we are never going to change the mentality. A winning habit is very important.''
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.