Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido is determined to keep hold of highly-rated keeper Adam Legzdins this summer, despite contract talks stalling.
The 24-year-old has one year left on his current deal, but has been heavily linked with Championship neighbours Derby County after an impressive campaign at the Pirelli Stadium.
And the Canadian told skysports.com that the risk of allowing him to move on a free transfer next year would be a huge gamble.
"There has been some interest in him, which you would expect on the back of a great season where he won pretty much every award you can at a club," he said.
"He has got another year on his contract and I'd love to sit down with him and try to extend it.
"Currently, I've not been able to sit down with him and talk things through, but hopefully that will change soon.
"I'd love him to stay, but at the same time we are in a business, with him in the final year of his contract.
"Obviously, I don't want him to go because no manager wants to lose their best players, but every player in League Two has their price and if that is met then we'd have to consider it."
Another star turn from last season, Wolves' young striker Sam Winnall, has recently been linked with a return to the Brewers on a season-long loan deal, but Peschisolido insists that he is focused on permanent signings first.
He added: "Sam did very well for us last season, but obviously Mick will want to assess him during their pre-season, so we have to respect that and focus on permanent targets first before entering the loan market as a last resort."