Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has indicated he could sell Emile Heskey in January rather than risk losing him for nothing.
Heskey's current contract at the JJB Stadium expires at the end of the season and he could leave on a free transfer.
Wigan are keen to keep the England international, but the player insists he is no rush to make a decision on his future.
Former club Liverpool, along with Aston Villa and Tottenham, are rumoured to be waiting in the wings to sign the 30-year-old if he becomes available.
Whelan insists he does not want to lose Heskey for nothing and could sell him when the transfer window reopens in January if he fails to agree a new deal.
"Emile is out of contract in the summer, but he doesn't want to sign a new one at the moment," said Whelan.
"It could cost us two, three or four million if that goes on to next summer, so we'll have to see what January brings."