Alex McLeish has played down calls for contract talks to be opened with Scott Dann and Roger Johnson.
The defensive duo have become integral to Birmingham's plans, with their partnership at the heart of the back four providing the most sturdy of foundations.
The absence of Dann over recent weeks with a serious hamstring injury has been keenly felt, further underlining his value to the side.
His ability, coupled with that of Johnson, has not been lost on a number of other Premier League clubs, with the pair believed to have a long list of admirers.
Tying the duo down on long-term deals would help to keep the vultures at bay, or at least increase their valuation.
But for now Blues boss McLeish insists the club are in no position to sit down and thrash out extended agreements.
A Premier League survival battle and a Carling Cup final date with Arsenal are the priorities for now, with contract talks for the players having to wait.
"It's not the time to discuss contracts and I think the players agree," said the Scot.