Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson expects there to be a certain amount of interest in his key players this summer.
The likes of Darius Henderson, Ched Evans and Stephen Quinn are said to be targets for several Championship and Premier League clubs, with the Blades having dropped into the third tier for the first time since 1989.
However, former Swindon boss Wilson, who took charge at Bramall Lane just under three weeks ago, says he is uncertain whether that interest will mean that players depart before the start of next season.
"Whether they will depart or not I don't know at this stage, but I'm sure that there will be interest in them," Wilson told skysports.com.
"We will have to see what happens in the next few weeks, but it wouldn't surprise me if we get a lot of phone calls and knocks on our doors about certain players this summer.
"Everybody knows what happens at a club when they are relegated and the cloth has to be cut accordingly and we are no different.
"In that respect, it is important that we get the financial side of things in place, but hopefully it won't cause too much damage to the playing side of it and we can be as strong as we can on the pitch."