So it may not be the striker deal that all Manchester United fans have been waiting for but Sir Alex Ferguson has concluded two contract negotiations in the last 24 hours.
While Reds supporters everywhere are agonising over whether Robin Van Persie will finally come to Old Trafford and start the perfect partnership with Wayne Rooney, Fergie has been busy tieing up deals for other front men.
In a hotly constested battle, Manchester United have completed the signing of Chilean prospect Angelo Henriquez. With Manchester City and other clubs circling, United had to work fast, but Henriquez ultimately honoured a prior agreement to move to Old Trafford.
The 18 year old has scored 11 times in just 17 games for his current club Universidad de Chile and the rumour is that he may be loaned back there for a year before joining Manchester United properly next season.
In other news, Danny Welbeck has put pen to paper on a new 5 year deal worth a reported £75k a week.