Hull City risk losing a number of their top stars as they have yet to open talks with any of their players who are out of contract at the end of the season, sources have told TEAMtalk.com.
The likes of Curtis Davies, Tom Huddlestone, Allan McGregor, Ahmed Elmohamady, David Meyler and Sone Aluko are all out of contract at the end of the season and the club have put off contract talks until next April.
It means Hull boss Steve Bruce has a major headache on his hands as he could be forced to sell some of his stars in January or risk losing them on free transfers next summer.
Hull’s out-of-contract stars are also free to talk to interested clubs in January and could agree pre-contract deals which would leave Hull’s long-term plans in tatters.
The delayed approach to contract negotiations is not thought to have gone down too well with the players who decided to stay with the club despite their relegation from the Premier League last season.
The contract situation is a major worry for Hull as they look to win promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking and currently sit top of the Championship after 17 games.