Manchester United and Liverpool are unlikely to follow up their interest in Denis Zakaria this month.
Manchester United have spoken with his agents but no offer has been submitted and now isn’t expected to arrive, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
And Liverpool are not interested in making a move for the Borussia Monchengladbach star in the January transfer window.
Juventus and Roma could now step up their bid to sign the 25-year-old, whose current deal at the Bundesliga club is set to expire at the end of the season.
With Zakaria showing no signs of putting pen to paper on a new extension, Gladbach could reportedly be ready to sell him if a suitable offer comes in, rather than lose him for nothing in June.
The cash-strapped German club could be willing to accept a £7million offer for one of the league's most highly-rated midfielders.
But a host of Europe's top clubs are preparing to sign him in the summer when his contract at Borussia-Park expires.
Bayern Munich and Barcelona are keeping tabs on developments.