After making moves in midfield and attack, Cesena have conceded that they will buy a defender before the window closes.
The Sea Horses have impressed on the market so far following the captures of Antonio Candreva from Udinese and Fiorentina's Adrian Mutu.
However, with survival the main objective again this season, the club know they need to reinforce at the back.
"We'll bring in another defender," President Igor Campedelli confirmed.
The club have also signed veteran stopper Gianluca Comotto from Fiorentina this summer.