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 clubâ€™s 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: â€śWe may do the odd bit of business, but there wonâ€™t be any major outlay in January.
â€śRecruiting new players will now be linked to moving existing members of the squad out of the club.
â€śAnd that policy is also likely to be in place during next summerâ€™s Âtransfer window.â€ť