Manchester United's unwillingness to enter the January transfer market could result in long-term target Xherdan Shaqiri moving to Porto reports talkSPORT.
The 20-year-old FC Basel midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the reigning Barclays Premier League champions, but could now be on his way to Portugal.
However, according to sources in Portugal, Porto are ready to put pay to their plans and make a £12million bid for the talented Swiss international.
Manchester United confirmed their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory over local rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium yesterday, on a day that will be best remembered for the return of Paul Scholes - who came out of retirement to sign for United until the end of the season.
Scholes allegedly approached Ferguson a number of weeks ago, and with a growing list of midfield injuries at Old Trafford the 70-year-old Scot was only too happy to welcome 'Sat-Nav' back into the first-team fold.
However, while United fans appear to be overjoyed by the return of a club legend, the fact that Scholes' comeback more than likely rules out the possibility of any further January signings will be met with a mixed reaction.