Main goal: Survival
What they need to secure it: Attacking impetus but Steve Bruce has rectified that with Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long. Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari may yet arrive.
How badly do they need to buy: 4/10
What have they actually done?
Ins: Nikica Jelavic (Everton, £6.5million), Shane Long (West Brom, £7million), Elliott Kebbie (unattached)
Outs: Tom Cairney (Blackburn, undisclosed), Eldin Jakupovic (Leyton Orient, loan), Gedo (Al Ahly, loan terminated), Aaron Mclean (Bradford, undisclosed), Cameron Stewart (Leeds, undisclosed), Conor Townsend (Carlisle, loan), Nick Proschwitz (Barnsley, loan)