Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has urged Neil Danns to stay put and shun a move to Southampton.
The League One outfit have made an offer for the midfielder, who netted both goals in Saturday's vital win over Peterborough.
But Warnock believes a drop down a division would be a backward step for the player.
He also warned the administrator of the club to show caution in the coming days as regards the sale of players.
The Eagles boss said: "Southampton have made an offer for Neil and a couple of other clubs have made offers for other players.
"But, no disrespect to Southampton, who have already taken Jose Fonte off us, but that would be a backward step unless you want a few quid. And I think Neil Danns' career comes first.
"I'm aware of a couple of derisory offers for other players - and I don't think the administrator can put a gun to players' heads.
"The administrator has to be careful because whoever buys the club - and there are a few interested - are not going to want it decimated for a few pieces of silver."