Fulham manager Martin Jol has admitted that Brede Hangeland's future at the club remains uncertain as talks over a new deal continue.
The Cottagers parted with Clint Dempsey and Mousa Dembele in the last transfer window, although Jol managed to soften the blows by bringing in Dimitar Berbatov, Sascha Riether, Mladen Petric and Hugo Rodallega.
Jol denied speculation that a number of his star players will leave in January, but he conceded that he could be forced to listen to offers for Hangeland.
"Our culture is that we always like to keep the players we want to keep," said Jol ahead of Saturday's trip to struggling Reading. "I don't know where the story that our star players are going is coming from.
"We always want to improve and don't tell anybody else, but I believe that's what we did in the transfer window. With Dembele it was different, he left three days before the transfer window closed after promising he'd stay.
"We spoke to Clint 18 months before his contract expired, but he wanted to go to a Champions League club.
"So believe me, there isn't a situation where a lot of my best players would go. Berbatov has two years, Petric one year and an option, so that is fine and Rodallega was a free transfer. Riether has an option.
"Brede is the only problem, but we've been talking to him for the last five or six months. But we've made him a good offer so if he wants to stay that would be fantastic."