Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood is hopeful of retaining the services of his key players in the January transfer window.
Forward Lee Miller, attacker Sone Aluko and goalkeeper Jamie Langfield have all been linked with moves away from Pittodrie.
It is claimed that a number of Championship clubs have demonstrated an interest in the trio, but Calderwood is keen to fend off any potential advances come the new year.
He told The Press and Journal: "The good thing is that they are all under fairly lengthy contracts.
"We can decide where they go and it would take silly money to get those players.
"You do not mind people talking about your players. It means they are doing something right. If a big-money offer comes in from England then you cannot say no.
"It is difficult for the clubs in Scotland to compete with the money down south - and that includes Rangers and Celtic these days.
"But we have not heard anything so far and hopefully that will not change."