Nigel Pearson insists Leicester City will not be 'held to ransom' in the January transfer window amid reports he has made a bid for Doncaster Rovers striker Billy Sharp.
Foxes boss Pearson is keen to improve his squad in the New Year to inject fresh impetus into the club's bid for promotion to the Premier League.
Reports claim that Leicester have offered £3million for Sharp, who scored both goals in Doncaster's 2-1 home win over the Foxes earlier this month.
Rovers are prepared to let Sharp go for that figure in January after rejecting bids from Championship rivals Ipswich Town and Southampton in the summer.
Pearson has not commented on any interest in Sharp, but has set out how he intends to operate during a 'difficult' window.
"We are going to try to get players who are better than what we have got," said Pearson in the Daily Express.
"For the most part we are going to try and shop in the right market - the January window is a difficult window to operate in.
"You are usually working with inflated prices. It is not really a buyers' market. It is the opposite to the summer sales.
"The business we do we will try to do as sensibly as possible. We are not going to be held to ransom."