Caley Thistle assistant manager Brian Rice expects movement on some of the Highlanders’ soon-to-be out of contract players next week.
Inverness have just eight first-team players signed beyond the summer, with midfielder Liam Polworth the latest to commit his future to the club last week on a three-year deal.
Offers have been made to defender Danny Devine, midfielder Aaron Doran and goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams, while the club has the option to extend the contracts of midfielders Jordan Roberts, Nat Wedderburn and Andrea Mbuyi-Mutumbo by a further 12 months.
Rice is hopeful deals can be concluded soon and he said: “The board is in negotiations with four or five players and, hopefully, in the next four days we could have news on a few of them.
“Players are always playing for their future, every time they pull on a strip. Whether that’s for their own team, or for someone looking on in the stands thinking they fancy some of that. There’s lads out of contract here who have shown they may have a future here or they may not.
“At the end of the season there are decisions to be made. Some will please people and some won’t, that’s the nature of football.”
Inverness are in action against Dundee United tonight, with the Tayside men in turmoil having had their relegation to the Championship confirmed by Monday’s 2-1 defeat by city rivals Dundee, which prompted the dismissal of manager Mixu Paatelainen.
Caley Jags have enjoyed a recent return to form, having won three of their last four games, and Rice has been delighted with his side’s response to missing out on the top-six for the first time in four seasons.
He added: “It’s been fantastic. We set them the challenge of finishing as high as they can and the standard of training hasn’t dropped. The effort and commitment is always there and we know what we’re going to get off these guys.
“No one can ever question their commitment and that will see us through to the end of the season.”