Their seemingly capable squad on paper is starting to show its weaknesses and according to the Daily Star, they will not be handed the boost of landing Luiz Gustavo this January.
Reports suggest that Wolfsburg’s Brazilian international midfielder has ruled out a move to the Premier League.
Both Arsenal and Manchester United were tipped to make a bid for the 27-year-old former Bayern Munich man with many suggesting the figure could be as much as £27.5 million.
However, the Brazilian star insists he has no interest in swapping Germany for England when the transfer window re-opens in January.
In an interview he said: “I am very happy, VfL Wolfsburg is a great club to play for and I like living in Germany and the German mentality.
“I feel my future is here and I am able to imagine playing on for many years, because I identify with the city of Wolfsburg.
“Wolfsburg is a workers’ city, this suits me.”
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