Striker Leon Best has left Championship club Rotherham after failing to agree new terms with the Millers, reports the Sheffield Star.
Best was offered a new deal by previous Rotherham boss Neil Warnock but has turned that down and will not be offered improved terms by new chief Alan Stubbs.
And there are four other players, Kirk Broadfoot, Stephen Kelly, Richard Wood and Matt Derbyshire, who must make similar decisions on their futures and the Scot is unmoved as to whether those offers would still stand.
He told the Star: “We’ve got 10 players who are contracted. We’ve got five who’ve had offers from the previous manager.
“We will speak to them and they will know the decision one way or the other.
“I think it’s important we speak to them first. We want to do things right.”
The Millers are expecting the quartet to make their decisions in the next few days, before Stubbs begins his summer recruitment drive.
The former Hibs boss has been familiarising himself with the ten contracted players at the club.
He added: “I’ve already been sent clips of them – strengths and weaknesses.
“We’ve all got weaknesses, no matter what.
“Now we have to add to them and make the squad as strong as possible.”