Motherwell boss Stuart McCall fears he could lose an entire team from Fir Park at the end of the season - without the SPL leaders getting a penny.
McCall guided the Steelmen into the Champions League with an impressive third-place finish last season and now they are setting the early pace after making an unbeaten start to the new campaign
But a host of Well stars, including goalkeeper Darren Randolph and top scorer Michael Higdon, are out of contract next summer.
The players will be free to talk to other clubs in January and McCall believes it will be difficult to persuade them to reject offers from English clubs in favour of staying with Motherwell.
"It looks like I could lose a full team. It's possible that could happen," said the ex-Scotland international.
"Look at Randolph for example. I've been amazed we've not had any concrete bids for him. He's just got his first full cap for Republic of Ireland and apparently made some great saves.
"Jamie Murphy knocked back an offer last year to go to Blackpool and he's also now in his last year.
"There are other boys like [Tom] Hateley, [Chris] Humphrey, [Nicky] Law and Higdon. Simon Ramsden, Omar Daley and Jonathan Page are also out of contract.
"There is time between now and the summer to see if we can do something, but that is a big part of my squad."