Falkirk boss Eddie May fears the club's financial situation could mean they are unable to retain Pedro Moutinho. The Portuguese striker's short term deal expires after Falkirk's SPL clash with St Johnstone on January 2.
May is desperate to give Moutinho extended terms, but acknowledges there might not be the funds to persuade him to stay on.
"I'm sure Pedro will be offered something but we'll need to find out if there's any money first and foremost, to be honest," said May.
"I'd like to retain Pedro but whether the finance is there I don't know. That's up to other people at the club to say there's money there.
"At this moment I've said I'd like to keep him but it depends on money. Hopefully we can come to an agreement at some point with Pedro.
"I'll be hoping something does happen because I think Moutinho has done very well here, but he's not going to sign for nothing, I need money to sign him."