The official deadline for EFL transfers is possible and has disappeared, but Aston Villa works by 31 August – the loan period.
The cash crisis at Villa in June and July meant that Steve Bruce could only trade in the summer market more than a week before it was closed on August 9.
So far, two keepers in Orjan Nyland and Andre Moreira, Axel Tuanzebe and the Scottish star John & # 39; McGinniesta & # 39; McGinn signed up at Villa Park.
But the claret and blues remain insanely behind the scenes to make a team fit for the expected promotion challenge that the new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens find demanding.
Here we try to answer all important questions in the last days of the loan window.
What does Villa want?
The demand of one million dollars. Even those who do not follow Aston Villa are aware of Bruce's desire to add firepower.
Bruce has expressed his concern about his attacker for almost two months and is desperately looking for at least one striker before September 1st.
Lewis Grabban's goals during the second half of last season were crucial and his departure left a gap in the attack. Jonathan Kodjia has filled it, but Bruce would still want a more experienced competitor for his leading light than the relatively untested Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.
Scott Hogan, who paid £ 12 million to Brentford 18 months ago, and Keinan Davis are both injuries to their groin. It is clear that they have seen both specialists, but until now Villa can not mention a date on their return.
Tammy Abraham is the man Bruce wants, but Villa has received mixed messages from Chelsea about his availability.
The new stamford headman Maurizio Sarri has extensively reviewed Abraham during the pre-season, but he plans to make progress with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.
That probably means that Abraham lends for the third consecutive season, but where? A man who scored 26 goals in his lonely season in the championship is bound to other admirers than Villa in the second level.
He will also have options abroad with Chelsea & # 39; s relationship with the Dutch club Vitesse, no secret.
A deal for Abraham will probably go to the wire if Chelsea thinks about what is best for his development.
Alternatives have been looked at and the name of Shane Long has surfaced. The Irishman is still present in Southampton's plans and Villa has no confidence that he would be willing to lose a competition anyway.
Elsewhere Bruce is also desperate for a new winger. Villa's lack of depth became clear in the first weeks of the season with only Albert Adomah and Andre Green offering penetration on the flanks.
Ahmed Elmohamady played well in the first few games, but Bruce will probably return the Egyptian to the right on the first available occasion.
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie is a player who wants to draw Bruce desperately. The ex-Crystal Palace bait is frozen by Marco Silva and has to find a move before the month is over or he risks to stagnate his career even further.
Middlesbrough also loves Bolasie, but sources close to Everton's winger expect him to avoid the championship.
Another option for Villa is Liverpool starlet Sheyi Ojo. Jurgen Klopp has made the 21-year-old available for loan and it is believed that Bruce is enthusiastic.
Robert Snodgrass was Villa's first choice, but West Ham is expected to hold on to the 30-year-old Scot after he had impressed Manuel Pellegrini in the preseason.
A defender is a priority with Bruce still not convinced by Villa's only recognized left back Neil Taylor. The Wales international is currently behind Alan Hutton in the pecking order and does not seem to come close.
Villa came within a whisker of signing Joe Bryan from Bristol City before Fulham hijacked the deal and Bruce likes to reinforce.
Matty Targett, who last season won promotion for the Premier League at Villa Fulham, has been designated as a possible signing of the loan.
Targett is not yet available for Southampton this season, but remains part of their long-term plans.
Which players are leaving?
Because the transfer window is still open in many countries across the continent, Villa can permanently lose players before the deadline.
Ritchie De Laet has so far not been included in Bruce & # 39; s Championship squadrons which could lead to his exit. Despite impressing in the preseason, De Laet only has a Carabao Cup outing against Yeovil to his name so far this term.
Adomah has attracted a few rivals from Villa & # 39; s Championship, but it is unlikely that Bruce will offload the top scorer of last season with Villa, so worn out of the neighborhood.
The situation of Tommy Elphick must be followed closely. The middle back hoped to regain his position in Villa's backline after he did well in the preseason, but he is now behind Mile Jedinak and Tuanzebe in the pecking order to cooperate with Captain James Chester.
Bruce is willing to loan the most talented youth from the club to this window, which was not the case in January.
The attack duo Callum O & # 39; Hare and Harry McKirdy are expected to leave temporarily with limited opportunities for the first team. James Bree is another to see with the former Barnsley man who was not involved in the first team this season.