Kilmarnock's on-loan Alexei Eremenko may not be able to stay at the club due to Metalist Kharkiv asking £1million for his services.
The Finnish playmaker has been a big hit at Rugby Park since joining on a year-long loan in August, helping the club into sixth position in the Scottish Premier League and winning the Player of the Month award for November.
Killie have won four of their last six games, with the 27-year-old Eremenko a big part of their progress, having scored two goals in 12 appearances
But manager Mixu Paatelainen may have to concede defeat in losing the player back to the Ukrainian club, with Killie unlikely to be able to stump up the money to make the move permanent
Metalist chief Oleksandr Yaroslavsky also stated that three Premier League clubs have their eye on the player and could look to lure him away.
"We have yet to receive any firm offers but three English Premier League clubs have shown an interest," said Yaroslavsky .
"It would take an offer in the region of £1m to £1.2m."