Nico Hulkenberg could be on the move at the end of this season, swapping Sauber for Lotus.
According to Germany's Bild, the 25-year-old is set to leave Sauber at the end of this season.
Not only have the team's financial troubles impacted their on-track performances but the publication claims that Hulkenberg is "still waiting on salary payments."
The German is therefore considering leaving the team and has "already made contact with Lotus."
Lotus could be on the look-out for a new driver - or two - next season as Kimi Raikkonen has been linked to Mark Webber's Red Bull Racing seat while Romain Grosjean's future is also not secure.