Plymouth insist that Steven MacLean and Alan Gow will not be allowed to leave on the cheap this summer.
MacLean has been on loan at Aberdeen this season while Hibs loaned Gow from February until the end of the campaign.
Both players reportedly want to quit Plymouth for pastures new, but executive director Keith Todd insists there will be no cheap escape route.
Todd expects all players contracted to the Pilgrims to report for pre-season duty and that includes the Scottish duo.
"I simply don't buy into this idea that players who allegedly don't want to return to the club will be paid off," Todd told Herald Sport.
"Let me be clear, there are no soft routes from this football club.
"We will expect players who are under contract to come back in time for pre-season. There can be no exemptions.
"I say allegedly because I haven't heard for myself that MacLean or Gow have said they do not want to come back to Plymouth.
"However, it doesn't change the fact or principle that we will not be paying players off."