Auxerre concede that they may not be able to hold onto Polish star Ireneusz Jelen.
The 29-year-old forward was one of the stars of Auxerre's campaign as they claimed third place in Ligue 1.
Now, despite having the lure of UEFA Champions League football, their coach Jean Fernandez admits that they face a battle to hang onto Jelen, who has just a year left on his current deal.
"We are waiting on his decision. Of course, we want to keep him, but not at any price," said Fernandez.
Both Marseille and Schalke are also being strongly linked with Jelen.