Lawrie Sanchez fears Barnet would have to sell top scorer Izale McLeod in January if the club received a 'decent offer'.
McLeod has been in impressive form since joining Barnet in November 2010 after leaving Charlton Athletic earlier that year.
His goals helped to keep the Bees in the Football League last season, while he is currently League Two's leading marksman with 14 this time around, and 18 in all competitions.
The 27-year-old's exploits have seen McLeod linked with a move higher up the ladder when the transfer window reopens next month.
Sanchez is aware McLeod is likely to attract interest from other clubs and concedes Barnet will be unable to keep the forward if a suitable bid comes in.
"If you include last season's goals, then he has scored 32 goals in something like 45 games. He is a quality finisher and we have to prepare for him going," the Barnet manager told London 24.
"We would like him to stay but at the same time we know if someone comes in with a decent offer, then Barnet being the club it is, will probably have to accept it."