Loic Perrin is hoping to secure a move away from St Etienne, but fears their asking price is too high.
The 24-year-old midfielder is held in high regard by Les Verts and they are understandably reluctant to see him leave.
They have subsequently placed a €3million price tag on his head, despite the fact that he has just one year left to run on his contract.
Perrin accepts that potential suitors are likely to have been put off by that valuation, but has not given up on the prospect of securing a switch to another Ligue 1 club.
"I am not certain to remain at St Etienne," he told France Football.
"The club have set a €3million (£2.4m) fee for me to leave. Monaco were interested, but are not keen to spend so much.
"I am focused on St Etienne for now, but I am not closing the door on a transfer. If a new project comes up, I am open to talks.
"I am not attracted by a move abroad just yet. I want to remain in France.
"I have been at St Etienne for 13 years and the last two seasons have been difficult. I will be 25 soon and I want to discover something new and start from scratch.
"In June I met with club officials and they offered me a contract extension, but we talked about my possible departure too.
"They agreed to ask for €2.5million (£2m), but obviously they have changed their mind. I am disappointed.
"I don't want to sign a new deal and the club know they are taking a risk in expecting me to stay.
"I believe that €3million is too much to ask for a defender who has only one year left on his contract."