Liverpool target Joe Allen could be on his way out of Swansea this summer after new manager Michael Laudrup again admitted the midfielder could leave the Liberty Stadium.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers last week confirmed his interest in Allen, who is currently with the Team GB squad ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, and it is believed the Reds are prepared to pay up to £15million for the 22-year-old.
And Laudrup concedes he would be unable to do much to prevent a deal from going through should the Wales international indicate he wants to move to Merseyside.
"You can't say yes or no without having spoken to the player," he told Sky Sports.
"You have to know always what does the player want.
"If he says 'No, I want to stay, I'm so happy here,' then he stays. But, of course, if we get a very big offer and the player wants to leave, what means is there to keep him here?"
Laudrup also admitted that Allen's involvement with the Great Britain Olympic team has meant discussions about his future with the Welsh club are on hold.
"He's a guy from here and very respected but let's talk to him," he added.
"Of course, we can't do it now because he's with the Olympic squad so we'll have to wait.
"Until now there is nothing concrete but if there does come an important offer then we will have to talk to the player."