Jack Ross admits he is hoping for a transfer breakthrough in the striker hunt this week - but admits there is 'nothing imminent' with James Wilson.
The Manchester United striker has been one of several strikers Sunderland have looked at this summer, the forward is available on a loan deal.
Ross admits there is nothing in it at the moment but concedes things change quickly in the summer transfer market.
EFL clubs can add loan signings to their squad up until August 31.
Sunderland are currently relying on Josh Maja to lead the attack, the 19-year-old scored his second goal of the season in the 1-1 draw with Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.
Charlie Wyke is still a couple of weeks away with a knee injury.
When asked about Sunderland's interest in Wilson, Ross said: "Nothing in that at the moment, it might change.
"There is a lot of players we have looked at and assessed but these players also have other options in terms of where they might go to. He certainly one who we have been aware of but nothing imminent.
"I have said that before and things have changed quickly."
On transfer business generally, Ross added: "Hopefully we will achieve that one way or the other in the loan market, we tried to do it for this weekend but it wasn't possible.
"As a group we will continue to get better and a stronger as the season goes on. We have started okay in terms of results and performances, there is enough in there and to come in to make sure we improve week in, week out."
Sunderland host Sheffield Wednesday at the Stadium of Light on Thursday night in the Carabao Cup and Ross hopes to have another striker in before then.
When asked if he hoped to add before Thursday, Ross said: "Hopefully, because it would help us as we have an important league game Sunday too. We can't afford anything to happen to those playing in forward areas at the moment.
"Hopefully the beginning of the week might bring some good news in that respect."