Bordeaux insist they cannot afford to buy reported West Ham target Loic Remy.
The Hammers are leading the pursuit of the Nice striker, but have seen two bids turned down.
Their latest offer was for €13.5million (£11.1million), but that was also rejected.
Now Bordeaux chief Jean-Louis Triaud has admitted that they cannot match any such offer.
"I don't have the finance to bid €13million for the striker, despite him being a very good player - we will see," Triaud said.
It is believed that Bordeaux have offered €9million for Remy, but that falls way short of Nice's asking price.
Arsenal and Sevilla are also believed to be interested in landing the 23-year-old, labelled the 'new Thierry Heny'.