Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says any money the club make from Adam Lallana's move from Southampton to Liverpool should go to owner Max Demin.
The Cherries are set to receive a percentage of the £25m fee Liverpool paid for the 26-year-old midfielder.
Lallana was with Bournemouth's academy before joining Saints at the age of 12.
"I think the owner has put so much money into the football club that if he gets some back then that is a good thing," Howe told BBC Radio Solent.
"I don't think we can see him as a bottomless pit."
Demin purchased a 50% stake in Championship side Bournemouth in November 2011, before then buying the remaining 50% from former chairman Eddie Mitchell last year.
"We've got to find other ways of doing things and we can't just expect him to keep bankrolling the club," added Howe.
"I think this is a nice thing for him rather than it being used by us to strengthen the squad even further."
St Albans-born Lallana played for England during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and made 265 appearances for Southampton.