Stuttgart general manager Fredi Bobic doubts the club will be able to sign reported Blackburn and Everton target Vedad Ibisevic.
The Hoffenheim and Bosnia striker scored eight Bundesliga goals in the last season and has hit the back of net six times in 10 appearances in the current campaign.
Ibisevic's form has seen him linked with a January move to Stuttgart along with a potential switch to the Premier League.
But the 27-year-old is under contract until the summer of 2013 and Bobic does not think Hoffenheim will want to sell.
The Stuttgart executive told Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper: "Even if we get the idea to sign him, I do not think this is something we could financially afford.
"He has a deal until June 2013 with Hoffenheim and I do not think the club would be willing to work on a transfer."
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