Dundee United manager Peter Houston has resigned himself to losing midfielders Craig Conway, Prince Buaben and Morgaro Gomis at the end of the season.
"We know that they're leaving here," said Houston. "They've indicated from early on they want to move on and try something different.
"It's been reported Brighton are interested in Morgaro and Prince.
"Craig Conway has been linked with a number of clubs and good luck to them if they all go."
Rangers are one of those linked with Conway, who joined United from Ayr United in 2006 and whose performances won him his first Scotland cap three years later.
Gomis, also 25 and who was born in France but capped by Senegal, worked his way up through the lower English football leagues, playing for Windsor & Eton, Dagenham & Redbridge, Barnet and Lewes.
A short spell at Cowdenbeath preceded a move to Dundee United after he followed manager Craig Levein to Tannadice in January 2007.
Levein also signed Buaben during his spell in charge of United, securing the Ghanaian after he exited Ajax in July 2007, and the 23-year-old has since played more than 100 times for the club.
"Those three guys have done Dundee United good service and, if they go and earn three or four times as much money, good luck to them," said Houston, who was Levein's assistant.
"They go with my best wishes because they've done me a turn."
The bottom line is that United cannot match the wage demands of the midfield trio.
Gomis and Buaben share an agent, who has confirmed that Guy Poyet's runaway League One leaders, having secured promotion to the Championship, are keen on the duo.
However, he stressed that clubs in the Championship, League One and Scottish Premier League were all interested and that no decision about their futures would be made until the end of the season.