Fulham manager Martin Jol admits he may listen to offers for Andy Johnson in January if the striker fails to sign a new deal at Craven Cottage.
The Fulham frontman is in the final 12 months of his contract and is locked in talks over an extension, but has yet to agree fresh terms.
Boss Jol is still hopeful of tying the 30-year-old to the club, but admits the Whites could cash in in the new year if talks continue to stall.
He said: "We've talked to him over the last month and hopefully we can agree something, but if not we have to get on with it.
"We would like to have Andy on board [for next year], but he's on board [for now] anyway. If he doesn't sign the contract we will continue for this season. It's not a problem.
"Andy is a very good second striker. We play [Moussa] Dembele, Clint [Dempsey] and Bobby [Zamora], but I feel sometimes in a 4-4-2 Andy is one of the best options."
Jol added: "If there was a club interested in him you could think about it [selling him], but if not I'm happy for him to stay here until the end of the season.
"But for now we need to get an agreement. Last week I thought we were close. We will talk with him again today and hope we can agree something."