Main goal: Survival
What they need to secure it: Cohesion. Gus Poyet has done his main business by bringing in Marcos Alonso and Santiago Vergini on loan.
How badly do they need to buy: 4/10
What have they actually done?
Ins: Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina, loan), Oscar Ustari (Almeria, free transfer), Santiago Vergini (Estudiantes, loan), Ignacio Scocco (Internacional, undisclosed), Liam Bridcutt (Brighton, £2.5m)
Outs: Mikael Mandron (Fleetwood, loan), Cabral (Genoa, loan), Ji Dong-won (Augsburg, undisclosed), Billy Knott (Port Vale, loan), Alfred N'Diaye (Real Betis, loan), Modibo Diakite (Fiorentina, loan), Duncan Watmore (Hibernian, loan), David Moberg Karlsson (Kilmarnock, loan), Danny Graham (Middlesbrough, loan)