Sunderland could face a battle to sign Marseille striker Djibril Cisse on a permanent basis.
Marseille president Pape Diouf claims other sides are tracking the French international, who is currently on a season-long loan at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn had hinted earlier this week a permanent deal could be out of reach due to the current financial climate.
Diouf is expecting other offers for Cisse if Sunderland decide not to pursue their interest in signing the former Liverpool man permanently.
"If it's not Sunderland, other clubs can be interested in Djibril," Diouf told La Provence.
"Speculating at such time of the year would be premature for me.
"You also have to understand that Djibril will have his say.
"As a consequence, I don't really want to comment on the Sunderland chairman's declarations."