Manchester United manager David Moyes remains confident he can still bring in new signings this summer.
The Red Devils have had multiple bids for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas turned down and are now considering a move for Everton's Marouane Fellaini as a cheaper and more attainable alternative.
The Scot admits he would have liked to have wrapped up his transfer business at the beginning of the window but says he remains hopeful of completing deals in the coming weeks.
"Ideally, you would get your signings done early. It is better if you can do that. But for different reasons it has not been possible to get them done at this moment in time. But I am confident we will get them done," he told the Daily Mail.
The increased spending power of Manchester United's European rivals, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain in particular, has made acquiring the continent's top talent more difficult for the Premier League champions. Moyes, however, believes United can still trump its rivals because of its history and reputation.
He continued: "That is not something Manchester United are frightened of. Manchester United are more than happy to compete with all of the teams. There has been a change in the dynamic because of PSG coming on the scene recently. That has altered things. But Manchester United will always compete.
"One thing it has got is the history. It has got the name. It has got the success. Players do want to be connected to that and one day say they have played for Manchester United. That is a big pull for any player."