Leeds United boss Simon Grayson has warned fans they will not break the bank to keep Luciano Becchio.
Grayson was full of praise for Argentinian striker Luciano Becchio after he came on as a second-half substitute to hit a hat-trick in the 3-1 home win over Bristol City.
He said: "Today's hat-trick has probably increased his negotiation rights. We are in negotiations with his representatives and we want to keep him because he is a fantastic player and we want to hold on to our best players.
"We will look to reach agreement but we must stay within our wage budget. The fans love him and he is a cult hero. To score his three goals in front of the kop was a great experience for him."