Nottingham Forest have yet to agree fresh terms with Lee Camp, but remain locked in extension discussions.
The highly-rated goalkeeper will see his current deal at the City Ground expire at the end of the season.
Forest are reluctant to part with the Northern Ireland international, and he is one of several players the club are speaking with.
The Reds hope a compromise can be reached with Camp, after seeing an initial offer knocked back, while talks with the likes of Dexter Blackstock and Andy Reid are set to continue behind the scenes.
Forest boss Sean O'Driscoll told the Nottingham Evening Post: "I think there are talks ongoing with one or two, but you do not try to discuss contracts with four or five players at once.
"We are trying to take things one at a time. Where Lee stands in that process, I am not sure.
"I believe he was offered a new contract some time ago. But it is a game of bluff, contract negotiations.
"You offer something, they reject it and, ultimately, you end up somewhere where you could have been very quickly, if you did not have to play the game."