Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has stressed that his star players are not for sale.
The likes of Matt Jarvis and Kevin Doyle could be targeted by rival clubs in the summer after the pair impressed during the 2010/11 season.
McCarthy accepts that should a lucrative offer come in then the side would be forced to consider the financial gain, but stressed he intends to keep his prized assets.
"If someone wants to try and take Matt and Kevin off us, any of our top stars, it is not going to be easy for them - and they are going to be expensive," he said.
Not for sale
"That's not saying they are for sale. They are not for sale.
"But neither was Cristiano Ronaldo a couple of years ago, neither were Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll this season - but £50million and £35million changed that a little bit!"
Wolves only escaped relegation on the final day of the season and McCarthy knows West Ham, Blackpool and Birmingham are vulnerable to losing players after going down.
He said: "Of course they are vulnerable. We would have been vulnerable had we gone down. It is the way it is."