Latics battling through a congested npower League Two programme with a raft of injury problems at present and Dickov revealed talks are ongoing surrounding possible targets.
However the Scot conceded that a limited budget will leave the club depending upon the generosity of others.
"We're having a look and we're talking," he said.
"I would hope there'll be nobody going out because I don't think we'd have a team to put out at the minute.
"We're looking at possibilities, but it would have to be a situation where the parent club really looks to help us out financially."