Neil Adams has warned Norwich City must be prepared to replace any players who may leave in the final week of the close season.
The Canaries, relegated to the Sky Bet Championship after winning only eight Premier League matches, have not lost any contracted players to date and have managed to secure the services of former Bournemouth forward Lewis Grabban.
However, Adams remains a realist and understands that situation could drastically change before the window closes.
This summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil has provided a distraction from the usual hive of transfer activity, and Adams admits he would delighted to keep his full squad intact.
I don’t want players leaving, but of course I’m realistic to accept that might be the case.
“If players leave, we’ve got to be ready to fill their positions,” Adams told the Norwich Evening News.
“I don’t want players leaving, but of course I’m realistic to accept that might be the case.
“I spoke to all the players at the end of last season - obviously not as full-time manager then, just to see whether they wanted to leave or be part of getting us back.
“And virtually to a man, they were committed and there was a hunger there. Players who wanted to go and put it right.”
Canaries playmaker Robert Snodgrass would be a significant loss and speculation surrounding the Scotland international’s future heightened on Monday with Sky Sources reporting Europa League-bound Hull City and fellow Premier League clubs QPR, Sunderland and West Brom have registered interest.