Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has hinted that they are unlikely to make any signings in January as it would be unwise to tinker with things when they are working well.
Zinedine Zidane's men are yet to hit top form this season, finishing second in Group H of the Champions League and falling eight points behind Barcelona in La Liga. However, Perez is of the impression that bringing in players is not the solution and it would be better if they can find positives from inside the current setup.
"Everything can be improved but when things are working well, sometimes it's best not to interfere," he said, as quoted by Goal.com. "We have great players and a raft of young talent coming through. It's now time to enjoy what we have."
Meanwhile, Argentina legend Diego Maradona has urged Perez to swap Gareth Bale for Kylian Mbappe as he is the next big thing in football. PSG signed the teenager on loan with an option to buy him permanently from Monaco for €180m (£141m, $188m) next summer, but Maradona insists that Real should be on the lookout for the forward.
Real have been linked with a host of players in January, with Zidane also hinting that he would not be averse to completing a few deals in the upcoming transfer window.
Marca reported that Real are looking to bolster their goalkeeping situation with a move for Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao to provide competition for Keylor Navas ahead of the second half of the season.
It has been said that signing a new striker and a goalkeeper are Zidane's main priorities, with the Frenchman having previously admitted that he tried to convince current Chelsea star Alvaro Morata to stay during the summer.
Even though Zidane did not disclose the names of potential targets, he admitted that Los Blancos could bolster their squad with new signings once the transfer window reopens in January.
"It could happen. I'm very happy with my squad, that's why I don't want anyone to leave but in football anything can happen. When the window opens, we'll talk, there could be movement or not. I'm sure that nobody is going," Zidane said when asked whether Real plan to make any new additions in January.
Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez, Manchester United's Anthony Martial and RB Leipzig starlet Timo Werner are among the few names being mentioned as potential candidates to bolster the capital club's attack ahead of the second half of the season.
However, with Perez hinting otherwise, it remains to be seen if Real back themselves in the market.