Senior Manchester United officials are prepared to veto Jose Mourinho’s transfer targets for the second transfer window in a row, ESPN FC reports.Mourinho hopes to splash money on a new central defender in January.
Milan Skriniar, Alessio Romagnoli and Nikola Milenkovic are among candidates on his list.
However, United are prepared to pull the plug on any deal they believe is not in their long-term interests.
The club were reluctant to pursue Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng in the summer, because of concerns over the German’s injury record, while a potential deal for Yerry Mina, who eventually moved from Barcelona to Everton, was scrapped because of fees demanded by the Colombian’s representatives.
Harry Maguire was deemed too expensive, while questions were raised about Toby Alderweireld because the Belgian will be 30 this season.