That's according to football finance expert, Kieran Maguire.
Maguire told Football Insider: “The thing is, a £40million signing isn't £40m upfront because the way that all deals are negotiated these days is that you will pay the figure over three of four years.
“So from a cash flow point of view, they have the resources. They spent moderately last summer so there is something in the tank should they need to dip into the market.
“Their concern is what happens if you sign, say, Ben White for £30m or £40m and then Van Dijk and Gomez come back? How is that going to work with three players fighting over two positions?
“So I think they might take the view of keeping their powder dry until the summer and then assess things there. It's not a case of not being able to pay, but I think they want to assess their options and it will take them a longer amount of time to do so."