With less then a week remaining before the January transfer window slams shut, there has been more talk than action from Premier League clubs - but that could all be about to change next week.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are all desperate to bolster their attacking options after injuries to their first choice strikers and are scouring Europe for short-term solutions.
Chelsea are desperate to land Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who is set to leave in January, Tottenham could splash out £20m on Real Sociedad's Willian Jose, while United have enquired about a loan move for Leicester's Islam Slimani.
All three clubs have a lengthy list of potential options should they fail in their pursuit of their first choice targets - Sportsmail finds out who they are ahead of a January transfer striker scramble.
When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allowed Romelu Lukaku to leave Old Trafford for Inter Milan in a £73 million deal in August he did so in the belief he had the firepower to cope without him.
Edinson Cavani (PSG)
Islam Slimani (Leicester)
Odsonne Edouard (Celtic)
On paper, he did. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were both capable of operating in the No 9 role, while Daniel James and Mason Greenwood provided pace and promise.
That attacking quartet have scored 43 goals between them this season, but Martial’s injury before Christmas and Rashford’s back problem, which will keep him out for six weeks, have left United relying on 17-year-old Greenwood for goals and highlighted their lack of depth.
Initially, it seemed that Erling Haaland would be the man to bolster United’s forward line, only for the teenager to join Borussia Dortmund. Mario Mandzukic was seen as a potential short-term target, but he opted for a move to Qatari side Al-Duhail.
United are now in the unenviable position of scouring Europe for a short term fix to their striking problem and have already enquired about a loan move for Leicester striker Islam Slimani, who is currently on loan at Monaco. Edinson Cavani is another option, with the PSG striker entering the final six months of his contract, but will command a transfer fee and a sizeable pay packet.
Another option for Solskjaer could be Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard, who has scored 14 goals in 18 games this season. At just 22, he would be a better fit for United’s model of signing younger players on long-term contracts, but they will have a difficult job convincing Celtic to part with their best player as they battle with Rangers for the SPL title.
Manchester United have enquired about a loan move for Leicester City striker Islam Slimani
There are few things Jose Mourinho enjoys more than spending cash and he will need to indulge in his favourite pastime in the January transfer window if Tottenham are to solve their goalscoring problems.
William Jose (Real Sociedad)
Edinson Cavani (PSG)