Dunfermline Athletic chairman John Yorkston says he will want compensation, if striker Noel Hunt joins another Scottish Premier League club.
The Dubliner has stalled on signing a new two-year contract with Jim Leishman's side, as the former Shamrock Rovers hit-man considers his options.
SPL rivals Aberdeen and Dundee United have been monitoring the 23-year-old's situation at East End Park, but Yorkston insists the club will want compensation if Hunt joins another side in Scotland.
"The rules state there is compensation due, if Hunt moves in Scotland," Yorkston told the Daily Record.
"We'd like him to stay, but if he goes, we'll be looking for the money we're due."
One player to commit his future to The Pars is French midfielder Frederic Daquin.
The former Hibernian man, who joined the club in the January transfer window, has now signed a new two-year contract.
The 28-year-old was delighted to continue his career with the West Fife outfit.
"I especially like the way Scotland is different from France," Daquin told Dunfermline's official website. "Here they love football, they love the team.
"It is not the same in France, they don't really care and don't have the passion.
"In France, when we think about football in the UK, we know there is passion."