Plymouth Argyle boss Paul Sturrock has given a strong hint that striker Emile Mpenza's time at Home Park is coming to an end.
The 30-year-old Belgium international has scored twice in just nine appearances since joining the Pilgrims last summer and Sturrock is frustrated by the situation.
He told the club's official website: "We are in discussions to see what the best is for the football club and for Emile.
"For services rendered and money we're paying, we haven't really had service from him.
"It has been a big drain on us financially and it has obviously hampered my thoughts of bringing other people in.
"It is vitally important that we now make a decision. I need a really, really fit Emile, which I have never had, or the decision-making would be the other way."