Sunderland's bid to land Argentina fullback Gino Peruzzi appears to have hit a major snag.
Sunderland has agreed a fee with
"It's the first time where we've arranged a transfer to a European club and after the player tells us that he wants them to offer more."
Whether or not the interested parties can negotiate a way around the sticking point remains to be seen, but Baldomar admits a failure to do so could cause his club significant problems.
He said: "If the player isn't transferred, we have to sit down with the board to see what the next step will be.
"It's an exceptional case because generally when there appears an offer from
"He isn't in agreement with his contract and we cannot do anything about that.
"We need to sit down and think calmly about what we're going to do.
"It the transfer doesn't go through it causes us delays with wages and payments. And it's not only on the footballing front that it creates problems, but also in the social part of the club, like the school for example, because the subsidies have been reduced by the city council."
Should Sunderland be unable to iron out the problem, that would represent a further blow to manager
However, with so much of the transfer window still to run, the Italian has urged the club's fans to relax and be patient as director of football
"[The fans may feel] we need a striker, a right-back, a left back, and it will be the same when we win two in a row and they think maybe we can go into the Europa League.
"They will dream, they will go hungry, they will be upset, but I can tell them only one thing - relax."
He found that in his most dependable performers at the end of last season as the Black Cats managed to stave off relegation, and his newcomers will have to buy into the same philosophy.
"That will be crucial on the field - we are going to face the opponents, we are going to challenge the opponents.
"My team and the players I select will always have to wear this shirt with honour, dignity and respect, otherwise they can't play under me.
"The fans have to be proud when we finish the game even if we lose, because unfortunately, we are going to lose a few games."