With two games remaining in the Premiership, West Bromwich Albion manager Bryan Robson has all but admitted that his side will be relegated.
Robson's challenge now becomes hanging on to the Baggies' best players as he plots a return to the top flight next season.
Several Premiership clubs are believed to be interested in signing highly-rated defender Curtis Davies, while stars such as Zoltan Gera and Nathan Ellington may also attract other clubs.
Post Online takes a look at some of the players who are likely to attract interest from other clubs and asks; can Albion hang on to them?
The 21-year-old centre-half has been a revelation since arriving from Luton in August for #3 million. Quick, brave and commanding in the air, he has attracted interest from Spurs, Newcastle and Arsenal.
Chances of leaving: 9/10. An England international in the making. Keeping him at The Hawthorns will be Albion's toughest task.
Injuries have destroyed this season for Albion's 2004/05 Player of the Year but the Hungarian international has undoubted class. Can play in midfield, attack or wide on the left. Such versatility is a prized commodity and Gera could be a target - provided he's over his injury problems.
Chances of leaving: 6/10. May want to find his feet at The Hawthorns while he puts his injury nightmares behind him but a big money offer would be difficult for club and player to resist.
The Polish goalkeeper has fought off competition from Chris Kirkland and Russell Hoult to claim the number one spot. An unheralded signing from Hertha Berlin in 2004, he has hopes of starting for Poland at this summer's World Cup.
Chances of leaving: 7/10. Much depends on the World Cup. A strong showing for Poland could alert clubs of his availability.
The combative midfielder chose Albion ahead of Middlesbrough and Rangers during the winter transfer window. A stupid five-match suspension means the Scotland international has had little chance to settle at the club.
Chances of leaving: 6/10. Albion may be tempted to take the money if the right offer comes along.
Arrived in a blaze of publicity from Arsenal in the summer of 2004 but has never been able to dispel the belief among some Albion fans that his undoubted skill is not always matched by enough determination. One of the club's highest wage earners.
Chances of leaving: 9/10. A move would probably suit both parties.
His Albion career has certainly been eventful. Loaned out to Cardiff last season, he returned at the start of this campaign and contributed several eye-catching performances. Robson, however, has never seemed totally convinced by the Japan international's qualities.
Chances of leaving: 7/10. His best chance of staying would involve a change of manager.
'The Duke' was Albion's big summer signing but Robson's system of rotating his strike force has not suited him and he has featured as a substitute more often than a starter. Has a proven goalscoring record at Championship level and could be a key player in Albion's promotion bid.
Chances of Leaving: 5/10. Robson appears unconvinced, but will they be able to recoup the #3 million they paid for him?
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