Mark Bridge-Wilkinson is pondering a reduced contract offer from Port Vale, reports BBC Radio Stoke.
Bridge-Wikinson joined Vale from Derby County in May 2000
The 24-year-old midfielder has been in direct talks with Vale boss Martin Foyle over a deal for next season, but is yet to put pen to paper.
Bridge-Wilkinson has chosen not to use an agent while he makes up his mind.
He said: "The deal is for two years but would mean a reduction in pay, but I can understand that as the club is struggling financially."