Eintracht Frankfurt CEO Heribert Bruchhagen has tempered talk of completing the signing of Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.
Bendtner, 25, is expected to seal another move away from Emirates Stadium this summer, having spent last season on loan at Juventus.
Frankfurt coach Armin Veh confirmed the club's interest in the Denmark international this week, but Bruchhagen has said they may not be able to afford his wages.
Bruchhagen told Die Welt: "Chances are slim that Nicklas Bendtner will be joining us.
"He is simply in a different salary class and even if we would be able to pay those wages, he cannot deceive our key players.
"We would just able to afford a Nicklas Bendtner salary inside our wages budget. I would think it is definitely unrealistic to believe Arsenal FC could be out to heavily subsidize this deal."