St Johnstone fully expect Richard Brittain to honour a pre-contract agreement with them despite his plea to stay at Ross County.
The 29-year-old midfielder has had a change of heart for personal reasons.
"We would expect him to honour the original agreement which he has signed," Saints chairman Steve Brown told BBC Scotland.
"Let's be clear; he has only requested that we cancel the agreement and has not said he will not fulfil it."
The Staggies skipper's switch from Dingwall to Perth was announced in January.
However, Brittain is now bidding to have the move cancelled, with County chairman Roy MacGregor citing "family reasons".
"This is not just be an issue concerning St Johnstone," added Brown.
"If we were to allow Richard to break his agreement, every club in Scotland would be affected."