The talk of Adem Ljajic has started to gain momentum over the past couple of months, with more videos of his goals floating about the internet, in anticipation for his arrival in January.

“Given all the talk about him and the fact he plays for Serbia’s Under 21s even though he’s only 18, we hope we will be granted the permit. I am looking forward to seeing him,” Ferguson said last month, after United applied for a work permit to enable the Serbian to join us in January.

The deal for Ljajic was agreed at the same time as Zoran Tosic, with both players set to join us from Partizan Belgrade. Tosic arrived first, although his appearances have been few and far between.

Maybe light-weight Tosic has turned the club off Ljajic, with news just breaking that the deal is now off.

United were set to pay £10m for the teenager but have now deemed him not worth it. Whether this means Tosic will be sold in January or if Fergie is now going to use that money elsewhere is still unknown. Or maybe we’re just skint.

The Telegraph has more…