Darren Bent has urged Aston Villa not to sell wingers Ashley Young and Stewart Downing in the summer.
Speculation has suggested the pair could leave Villa Park at the end of the season, but Bent believes Villa need to keep hold of them if the team is to be successful in the future.
The England striker insists every player at the club wants Young, who has just over a year remaining on his contract at Villa Park, to stay despite reported interest from Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham.
He told Sky Sports News: "Everyone in the dressing room hopes he stays because he has had a fantastic couple of years at Aston Villa and we want it to continue.
"He's a top, top player and he has been linked to some of the best clubs in the country and when you are playing as well as he is, it is only right.
"Stewart Downing has been fantastic since I've been here, supplying goals for me left, right and centre as well as scoring them. If we can keep hold of those two players it will be fantastic.
"Obviously, for selfish reasons, you want those two players to stay because they supply chances left, right and centre.
"If Aston Villa want to move forward we want to keep our best players and those two are certainly two of our best players."