Downs are negotiating the possible permanent transfer of Musa Nyatama, to Bloemfontein Celtic.
The midfielder has been on loan at Celtic since the start of the season and it appears he has found his new home.
Esrom Nyandoro and defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele are also said to have expressed their desire to leave Sundowns, but the club is reluctant to release them.
Downs have been synonymous with purchasing “big name players” only for them to spend their time on the bench.
But the Pretoria giants managed to beat the transfer deadline and sign Bloemfontein Celtic defender Thabo Ntethe, who might feature for the first time tonight.
The club are also said to have clinched a deal that would see Free State Stars midfielder Luyolo Nomandela join the club at the end of the season.
Third-placed Downs play host to Golden Arrows this evening in a match that could see them consolidate their position on the log and move second should SuperSport surrender to Kaizer Chiefs tonight.
But Arrows coach Mark Harrison says the fact that the team is at the foot of the log will have no psychological bearing.
“I’m expecting us to be a lot better as a unit,” said Harrison, “not just for this game but throughout the remaining matches.
“They are an attacking side and we have to try and contain them in the early parts of the game because if we go down early, then we’ll really be on the back foot.”