Manchester City and Manchester United have failed with a bid for Juventus fullback Alex Sandro.
Calciomercato.com says Louis van Gaal and incoming City boss Pep Guardiola have had swoops stopped in their tracks.
United have struggled with defensive injuries in the left-back area with Luke Shaw suffering a double leg break earlier in the season.
City are looking for other options outside of Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy as neither have nailed down the position this term.
Juventus are keen to keep hold of Sandro and value the 25-year-old at £35m.