Steve Coppell has suggested he will not stop Nicky Shorey or Leroy Lita from leaving Reading in January.
Shorey's future at the Madejski Stadium is uncertain, with the England full-back stalling on signing a new contract.
Striker Lita has not featured in the squad for the past three matches and has been linked with Middlesbrough and Portsmouth.
Reading boss Coppell has previously confirmed he is keen to keep Shorey, who is a target for West Ham United, and Lita at the club.
But he also acknowledged that he does not want players in his squad who are not willing to give their all for Reading.
Applies to all
"The one thing I will say, and that goes for everyone here, is that I only want players who want to play for the club," Coppell told the Reading Chronicle.
"If they don't, and for whatever reason that might be, it's best for all concerned if they move on.
"Supporters only want players who want to be here giving their all. That rule undoubtedly applies to the whole squad including Leroy and Nicky. That doesn't change for different individuals.
"In my opinion, that has always been the best way of doing things. If someone doesn't want to be here and they are not happy with the way things are going then it's in their best interests, and ours, that they move somewhere else."