Anthony Gerrard and Adam Hammill could follow Jon Stead out of Huddersfield Town.
That’s the hint from within the John Smith’s Stadium after striker Stead returned to neighbours Bradford City on loan until the end of the season.
Like the 31-year-old, centre-back Gerrard and wide player Hammill are out of contract this summer.
Gerrard, 28, could even follow his cousin Steven, the Liverpool skipper, across the Atlantic to Major League Soccer, with Toronto and Orlando City said to be interested.
Manager Chris Powell, who needs to move some players on to help get new faces in, said no inquiries have been made about former Cardiff City man Gerrard, signed in 2012, or 26-year-old Hammill, who joined from Wolves in 2013 after a loan spell.
But he added: “It wouldn’t be a surprise to find clubs looking at players who are coming out of contract, like Anthony.
“For Adam it’s been a long road back from a number of niggly injuries.
“He’s expressed a preference for playing on the right-hand side and that’s an area Sean Scannell has done well in.
“He is experienced at Championship level, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to get a few phone calls about him.”
Powell played down suggestions of trying to recruit West Ham United midfielder Diego Poyet for a second loan spell.