Manchester United have put their transfer plans on hold amidst new uncertainty around the future of boss Louis van Gaal.
The Dutchman oversaw another win against Liverpool last weekend - his second of the season - however his side's performance left a lot to be desired just weeks after it was claimed he was close to losing his job.
The Red Devils are currently fifth in the Premier League, two points behind Tottenham in fourth, and it was expected that they'd spend big in the January window in order to bolster their top four chances.
But the Mirror claim that the opposite is true - and say that Manchester United officials have frozen transfer plans while seeking clarity over the future of Van Gaal.
The paper reports that Van Gaal is planning to quit this summer rather than when his contract expires next year, and that has impacted the club's plans in the transfer market. Potential moves in the pipeline included a swoop for Lazio playmaker Felipe Anderson.
If Van Gaal does intend to quit in the summer then any major player purchases will be shifted back to the next window when his replacement can identify his own targets.
The Mirror adds that an ambitious move for Gareth Bale is being planned in the summer in order to aid the new manager, whoever that may be. That could well be Pep Guardiola - who reports claim this morning met with Manchester United officials in Paris to discuss taking over at Old Trafford.
It was previously believed that the Bayern Munich boss, who has confirmed he will quit the German club in the summer, was on his way to Manchester City, while Chelsea have also been linked.