Wigan Athletic are working hard to make Barnsley striker Kieffer Moore their eighth summer signing - but it won't be in time to feature this weekend.
The big striker looks to be on his way to the DW, with a fee believed to have been agreed with his South Yorkshire club.
But with the deadline for Saturday's Championship opener with Cardiff having passed, there won't be a dramatic debut against the Bluebirds.
Latics have already brought in four players during the last 48 hours, in the form of Everton midfielder Joe Williams, Chelsea right-back Dujon Sterling, Portsmouth forward Jamal Lowe and former Stoke goalkeeper Daniel Gyollai.
They follow the signings earlier this summer of goalkeeper David Marshall, midfielder Lewis Macleod and left-back Antonee Robinson.
Williams and/or Macleod are expected to make their debuts against Cardiff, with skipper Sam Morsy having been ruled out with a hamstring niggle.