Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Stale Solbakken says Matt Jarvis' future is out of his hands after West Ham United were understood to have made an improved £10m bid for the 26 year old.
Jarvis, who has handed in a transfer request at Molineux, has been subject to three previous bids from The Hammers.
Solbakken admitted following Wolves' 3-1 win over Barnsley on Wednesday, which saw Jarvis feature, that only when the club's valuation was met would he be involved in making a decision over the England international's future; while then adding he had been contacted by Wanderers hierarchy.
"It's on the top political level now because every player has a valuation and if that valuation is matched I'm in the discussion," he said.
"It's not my money so someone will make a final decision. I don't know if the two clubs are still talking.
"I've had my say and the final call will be taken. We do it together and we'll do the best for Wolverhampton."
"It's going to be a busy time before September 1," he added.
"If we lose Fletcher and Jarvis, we have a job to do.
"You can't replace them at this level - if the ideal line-up included Kightly, Fletcher and Jarvis and it ends up without those three, we need to rebuild it, which can take time.
"I'm sure players will go and come in - maybe even before the Derby game."
Last week, West Ham boss Sam Allardyce revealed his frustration at having not clinched a deal for Jarvis, who scored eight goals in the Premier League last season.
"Stuck is the answer," said Allardyce, on a deal for Jarvis. "I don't know how that will pan out now, we'll just have to wait and see. It's on the back-burner for now and what we've got to try and do is agree something with Wolverhampton Wanderers. How and when that happens, I don't know."
The Hammers have made eight new additions already this summer, including Alou Diarra and Jussi Jaaskelainen, but have missed out on several big-name signings including Andy Carroll and Guti.
West Ham kicked off their return to the Premier League with victory over Aston Villa on Saturday, and travel to Swansea City this next, who defeated Queens Park Rangers 5-0 on the opening weekend.
Meanwhile, as Jarvis' future remains uncertain, rumours concerning Steven Fletcher's potential move to Sunderland continue to gather pace.
Fletcher missed Wolves' first two games back in The Championship through injury, but rumours are abound that the 25 year old is a target for Martin O'Neil.
With a tight wage structure during their days in the Premier League, Wolves, boosted by parachute payments from the Premier League, are in a strong bargaining position concerning the future of both Jarvis and Fletcher with the club not forced to make knee-jerk sales to balance the books.