Cardiff manager Dave Jones insists he is 'relaxed' over the future of star striker Jay Bothroyd.
The 28-year-old, who made his England debut earlier this year, is yet to pen a new deal at the Championship club and can depart the Bluebirds on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Bothroyd, who has been linked with Premier League outfits Chelsea, Liverpool and Fulham, will be allowed to enter talks with clubs when the transfer window opens next week.
But Jones claims there is no panic over the prolific forward, who has scored 15 goals in all competitions already this season.
The manager told the Sunday People: "We're still in discussions with Jay but he is just concentrating on his football. We are talking to his agent but if he wants to run the contract out then it's not a problem.
"I'm relaxed about the situation and losing a player has never bothered me. I always have to fill the shirt.
"I could lose a player through injury tomorrow anyway so why worry about it? The player has a right not to sign.
"Sometimes it can work for you, sometimes it can work against you. He's gambling and we have to wait and see.
"If he signs it will be fantastic news but if he doesn't then we will have to find somebody else. That's the way of life in football. Nobody is bigger than the club."
Jones has called for support from the fans as Cardiff, who have slipped to third in the Championship, look to turn around a run of one win in seven matches at home to Coventry on Boxing Day.
He said: "Everyone is frustrated but we can't show that. Losing games zaps confidence.
"We're trying to get that back but we need the fans to help us and get behind us and make sure we're not as frustrated as we've been on the pitch. But we need to stay strong and stick together."