Espanyol have admitted that Carlos Kameni looks set to leave the club at the end of the season after expressing no desire to extend his current contract.
The Cameroon international has an offer on the table and has said in the past that he may sign it, but sporting director Paco Herrera is not convinced that is the case any longer.
Tottenham were strongly linked with Kameni, along with a number of other European clubs, over the summer and the keeper could be waiting to see what offers are made in January when he becomes free to talk with any interested parties.
"From what he has said up until now gives me the feeling that he is not interested in staying with Espanyol. I am not saying that to criticise him, but the contract offer is there," Herrera told El Mundo Deportivo.
"I do not think that there will be news before the end of this month. He has had our offer on the table for some time and we have not had a clear answer and the situation is complicated.
"Espanyol have met three or four times with his agent and with Carlos himself and still nothing.
"The club is going to put a time limit on it, the first week of January, and if nothing is done then we will start looking at other options.
"We have every respect for the player, but we need to move things along."
The 24-year-old keeper joined Espanyol from Le Havre in 2004 and has made the No.1 spot his own with some outstanding displays.