When asked if he would resurrect a bid for the same target in January, Moyes said: “Not that particular player. I would be very, very surprised if it was [to happen] next summer, either.”
Moyes has indicated he will look to add to his squad in January and maintains he’s not looking for short-term fixes. Any new arrivals, he says, would be long-term prospects.
“I want players going forward and not just for the next six months. If I can get someone to be with us for the next six or seven years I want to bring them in as soon as I can.
“But a lot of [potential targets] may well be at clubs in the Champions League or at clubs who are not willing to sell because they may be in a good league position at this moment in time."