Steve Bruce is still hopeful of adding to Sunderland's squad in the January transfer window, albeit only with loan additions.
The Black Cats have been linked with bringing Stephane Sessegnon and Sulley Muntari to the Stadium of Light on short-term deals as Bruce looks to add depth to his squad for the remainder of the season.
The Premier League outfit remain confident of landing the duo on loan, but the final say rests with the parent clubs - with PSG keen to keep Sessegnon, while Inter Milan are only looking to offload Muntari permanently.
Bruce, though, is relaxed about landing the two players and told The Chronicle: "We are interested in them both and would love to bring them here.
"I think they would delight our fans and they would improve the squad.
"However, if the moves do not come off we will accept that and move on.
"From next month we should be getting close to full strength again, so it is not as if we are desperate."
Sunderland have been linked with moves for Stewart Downing, Adam Johnson and Sebastian Larsson, but Bruce insists he has not submitted any firm offers for players in the window.
He added on the club's official website: "If there's somebody there then we will be having a look, but I certainly haven't bid for any particular player."