West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has admitted the Hammers may well struggle to sign Liverpool target Alex Song on a permanent deal, reports the Daily Star.
Cameroon midfielder Song has made a superb start to life at West Ham, having signed for the club on a season long loan from Barcelona.
His performances have alerted Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who could rival the Hammers for his signature on a permanent deal.
And Sullivan admits that it could prove difficult to hold onto the former Arsenal man.
“First of all, I think Alex has been terrific but we haven’t seen the best of him yet,” Sullivan said.
“He has admitted he needs more matches before he will be 100 per cent. I believe he could be the best player at the club.
“We have a season loan and there is no break clause. At the end of the season we will look at things.
“It might be he has higher aspirations than us but he may love it at West Ham. I know him and his wife love London.
“It’s very premature to talk about what we will do — I think you must look at it later in the season.
“We’d love him to stay but maybe a club in Turkey will offer him a crazy salary tax-free.
“It’s hard to compete with that financially if the player is willing to play in Turkey or Russia.”