EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scottish club Hearts has plunged back into financial problems and will consider offers for its best players to ensure bills and wages are paid.

The Edinburgh team says it is "experiencing a shortfall in funding" that has "created a significant noticeable blockage in projected revenue streams for the club."

Hearts says selling its "most promising talent" is necessary for the health of the club and to "preserve it for future generations."

Hearts, which placed 10th in the 12-team Scottish Premier League last season, was put under a transfer embargo in 2012 after failing to pay a tax bill.