Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has still not given up hope of being able to complete the signing of Everton defender Joleon Lescott before the transfer window slams shut.
The two clubs involved are believed to still be in talks over Lescott, a situation confirmed by Hughes after the 1-0 win at home to Wolves.
He stated: "My understanding before the game was that the clubs are speaking.
"I would suggest that is a positive sign, although whether or not anything is concluded only time will tell."
Meanwhile, Hughes was pleased with another victory sealed by an Emmanuel Adebayor strike.
He added on the club's official website: "We have made lots of changes this summer and to have two wins on the bounce is very important for us.
"Maybe we would have been better keeping the ball and possession against Wolves, but those are the kind of players that I have.
"We are early in our development as a group and still learning about the talent and quality of each and every one of the players. That is a learning process that will continue.
"I admit that sometimes it is difficult to rein in the attacking instincts because we have energy and guys who just want to score goals.
"I think we should always encourage attacking play, but sometimes the lads have to recognise where we are in a game and just hold on to the ball."