Malaga's current financial predicament will not force them to cash in on Chelsea and Manchester City target Isco, according to Spanish sources.
The La Liga side's economic troubles are well-known - last month UEFA banned them from European competition for one season due to unpaid bills.
And last summer Arsenal profited from their fiscal woes by snapping up Spain star Santi Cazorla in a cut-price deal.
But Malaga want to continue their progress in the Champions League and will not sanction the sale of any of their key players this month.
Isco, the 20-year-old playmaker, is regarded as the jewel in their crown and is attracting interest from across Europe, with Chelsea, City and Manchester United all keen to bring him to England.
However, the Premier League trio's hopes of luring him away from Malaga look remote with the Spanish side desperate to retain the Spain Under-21 star.