Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United have "the resources" to spend in January, but has reported no movement on the transfer front amid ongoing talk of an imminent deal for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
While United have refused to comment on their expected approach for the Portugal worldwide it is understood Sporting are braced for Fernandes to be sold to United.
Speculation around Ashley Young's apparent move to Inter has gone quiet in recent days, though he remains out of contention for United's FA Cup third-round replay against Wolves on Wednesday.
Not much would change around the new potential arrival, but click through the gallery above to see how Solskjaer could line up with Fernandes in a Red Devils shirt! For a club with serious financial difficulties, it's perhaps no surprise the news is being taken well by investors.
The Portuguese global has been one of the most coveted players across Europe in recent months, the midfielder having starred for the Lisbon side scoring 32 goals in all competitions last season.
The report claims that Sporting want Fernandes available for Friday's derby against Benfica, meaning a move won't materialise before United head to Anfield on Sunday afternoon. Ahead of many other suitors it seems the Red Devils will land the services of Sporting Lisbon's Bruno Fernandes who will join the club with big expectations.
"I've got no transfer updates, so no", said Solskjaer when asked if he could provide an update on the apparent pursuit of Fernandes.
"Loaning Andreas Pereira, that was being mooted, but we've since been told he would not be part of any negotiation with regard to Bruno Fernandes".
"Especially if he wants to come to your club, I think that is vital. I hope it doesn't happen, but we have to start thinking that".
"The owners and Ed, they know what we're building towards".