Tottenham and Manchester City have been dealt a blow in their hopes of landing Sergi Darder and Willy Caballero respectively with Malaga's general director insisting they aren't for sale in the mid-season transfer window.
Darder is believed to be a big prospect and at the age of 19 is already an integral part of the Spanish side's line-up.
Tottenham are reportedly following his progress and are considering a January move for the midfielder. The north London side were hopeful that because of Malaga's tight financial situation they might be able to take advantage and get the teen on the cheap.
Meanwhile City are believed to be on the lookout for a goalkeeper to provide more competition for an inconsistent Joe Hart, and former Malaga man Manuel Pellegrini has placed Willy Caballero at the top of his list.
But general director Vincente Casado claims that neither will be sold this January insisting that release clauses must be met and the side won't let go of their stars on the cheap.
"We will not sell Willy Caballero or Sergi Darder in the January market," Casado told radio station Cadena Ser.
"He (Caballero) will not leave unless someone pays his release clause and he is in agreement. At the moment we are focused on building the squad."
While Hart was widely credited with being a driving force in City's title win in the 2011-12 season Pellegrini lost so much faith in the England international that he was dropped to the bench for recent matches against Norwich, Sunderland and CSKA Moscow.
And with Pellegrini having signed and worked alongside Caballero for two years the manager will certainly know whether the 32 year old Argentine can be more consistent for City than Hart.