Mansfield Town chairman John Radford has turned down bids of over £300,000 each for strike pair Danny Rose and Lee Angol.
But he would not rule out having to accept bigger bids if the clubs after them decide to step up their pursuit of the duo.
Radford said he did not want either player to leave the club – top scorer Rose is also one his wife and CEO Carolyn Radford’s favourite players – but he admitted he could end up being a business decision as Stags look to balance the books for the new campaign ahead.
“The first thing to say is they’re both good players and we want them to stay at the club,” said Radford.
“But there is some business involved and we are maybe a striker or two top-heavy. It is a process.
“The window is short this season – and I know that Carolyn would kill me if I get rid of Danny Rose.
“We’ll have to see. The bids that have come in at the moment, we are not going to entertain them.
“The bids are both £300,000 plus on the bids and both of them are worth that for me at least.”
Rose top-scored for the Stags last season and was about to return from a tie injury sustained at the end of last season.
Stags saw off a host of other clubs to sign young prospect Angol last summer and new manager David Flitcroft recently said he’d seen something in him and wanted to work with him this season.