Tottenham Hotspur are said to be in no rush to bring in a midfielder during the January transfer window.
Spurs went into this month expected to overhaul their entire squad, but things have begun to improve at White Hart Lane and it seems that Mauricio Pochettino has had a change of heart.
Spurs have been linked with the likes of Adrien Rabiot and Fabian Delph in recent times, but this news seems to plunge any deals for the pair into doubt.
Rabiot and Delph had reportedly topped Tottenham's wish list, but the club are said to be happier bringing them in this summer rather than over the coming weeks.
The Lilywhites expect that Delph will be available on a free in six months' time and they would rather secure his signature then than have to pay a fee to get him now.
It is a risk, especially given the fact that Nabil Bentaleb is off to the African Cup of Nations for a month, but Pochettino is apparently willing to give his peripheral players one more chance.
Benjamin Stambouli, Mousa Dembele and Paulinho have all been consigned to rotational roles this season, but they are set to be handed the opportunity to impress in the starting line-up in the coming weeks.
If Spurs are uninterested in signing a midfielder, it means that they will be able to focus their attentions on bringing in a front man.
Tottenham are said to have £35 million to spend and are interested in West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino and Southampton's Jay Rodriguez.