West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce can't guarantee keeping hold of Momo Diame.
Despite West Ham's clear determination to retain Diame, Allardyce accepts the nature of the volatile January transfer market means the situation is out of his hands.
"It will be money talking, won't it? And when money talks there's no stopping it, especially in this window," he said.
"This is the worst month for everybody because of the volatility of the market, the suggestions on a daily basis what is happening to your players, or about players coming to your club, which upsets the player in that position when they read about it even though no-one is coming in.
"The whole footballing world is disrupted."