Allardyce, who saw his side beat Norwich 2-1 on New Year‚Äôs Day, claims he‚Äôs unsure whether the two parties will be able to reach an agreement.
‚ÄúNicolas is an outstanding centre-forward,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs a great goalscorer. It would be great to have him here but there‚Äôs always that one thing that holds it back and that‚Äôs money. It would be lovely to have him but whether it‚Äôs affordable for us another matter.
‚ÄúFinance dominates and we can only spend what we can afford and what the chairmen can find.‚ÄĚ