Manchester United have decided against an approach for Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo in January, according to Football Insider.
The Red Devils tried to sign a marquee centre-back during the summer, but their plans were hampered by Harry Maguire‘s decision to stay.
It was recently claimed that they could invest this winter, but that seems unlikely to happen with the lack of funds at the moment.
United are currently walking a tightrope with regards to Financial Fair Play and they can’t spend big without a high-profile departure.
That seems unlikely at the midway stage of the campaign while there is also no possibility of outside investment into the first-team squad.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe is currently on the verge of securing a minority stake at the club and he looks set to take control of the sporting matters.
However, the approval process is expected to take several months and it could be delayed beyond the January transfer window, as per reports.