Manchester United reportedly believe that it would be financially impossible for Real Madrid to complete a deal for Paul Pogba this month.
Pogba and his agent Mino Raiola indicated earlier in the summer that the Frenchman wanted a "new challenge" following three seasons at Old Trafford.
However, according to the Daily Mail, United are adamant that there was no chance of a summer departure for Pogba, who is said to be valued at £170m.
Real are unlikely to shell out such a remarkable sum, having already splashed out £274m on transfers this summer.
The La Liga side reportedly put forward an offer of £27.4m plus James Rodriguez for Pogba earlier this month, but this was flatly rejected by the Red Devils.