The Sunday Mirror says Mancini has been told there will be no new cash for players â even if he can produce a Champions League miracle this week.
But Mancini was told during Âextensive talks with the clubâs new sporting director Txiki Begiristain Âduring the week that he will have to generate his own funds to bring in any new recruits.
A source said: âWe may do the odd bit of business, but there wonât be any major outlay in January.
âRecruiting new players will now be linked to moving existing members of the squad out of the club.
âAnd that policy is also likely to be in place during next summerâs Âtransfer window.â