Manchester United have axed plans for a big January spend and will instead wait until the end of the season to chase top targets Mats Hummels and Kevin Strootman, according to reports from The Mirror.
It’s understood that the Red Devils have grown frustrated in their attempts to land the German and Dutchman this month as Dortmund and Roma fighting to keep the pair.
And with Louis van Gaal now of the belief that his current squad is good enough to meet his top four aim, deals are off the agenda.
Roma have made it clear to United that Strootman will not be sold for any less than £60m, which is believed to be a massive blow for LVG, who has worked with the midfielder in the Netherlands set-up for much of the past few years.
Dortmund are similarly reluctant to sell, with a poor start to the season having left the yellow-clad side in a relegation scrap – a shock given their successes in recent campaigns.