The door is open for Calum Howarth to stay at Forres Mechanics, according to boss Charlie Rowley.
Howarth has intimated he wants to leave Mosset Park in the summer but Rowley is keen to keep the ex-Caley Thistle youngster.
The future for Scott Miller at Forres appears uncertain, with work commitments offshore hampering his availability, while Joe Gauld has the opportunity to go to university.
Left-back Howarth has been with the Can Cans since leaving the Scottish Championship side in 2016 and become a dependable figure for Rowley over the last four seasons.
Rowley said: “There’s been limited dialogue, in terms of his future, but maybe his football lies elsewhere.
“Once he made us aware (he wanted to leave), there’s maybe only been a couple of conversations.
“The door is open for him, in terms of his opportunities here, as we’d still like to keep him.
“We’re speaking to four individuals just now but nothing is in place.
“We’re trying to strengthen for next season and maybe look at slightly younger players, rather than experienced ones that may cost a bit more.”
Rowley, the longest-serving manager in the Highland League, would also be open to keeping Declan Hughes at the club once his loan from Ross County expires.
Hughes, who moved over from Australia to sign for County during the 2018-19 campaign, has spent the season on loan from the Staggies.
He added: “I would certainly be having a look at it (keeping Hughes) but I don’t know what his circumstances would be if he doesn’t get a new deal.”