Gerard Houllier’s soon-to-be out-of-contract stars have been told their futures will not be resolved until Villa secure their Premier League safety.
First-team regulars Brad Friedel and Nigel Reo-Coker will be free agents if their current deals are allowed to expire at the end of the campaign.
Villa’s midfield understudies Robert Pires and Michael Bradley are also in limbo about where they will be playing their football next season.
But outcasts Moustapha Salifou and Isaiah Osbourne, who cut short his loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday yesterday, are still expected to leave.
Ashley Young has already delayed a decision about his future until the summer with Villa determined to resist the advances of several top clubs.
Houllier insists Villa’s Premier League status is a much more pressing priority than the futures of individual players during the coming weeks.
With the claret and blues just two points above the drop zone with seven games left, Houllier is desperate to improve a run of just one win in seven.
He is hopeful Villa can accumulate enough points to stay up by the end of this month and will hold contract talks then.
It follows Brad Friedel’s agent’s claims that Villa have already started discussions with the veteran goalkeeper about a potential deal extension.
Reo-Coker, Pires and Bradley are waiting for Houllier to decide the make up of his midfield for next season with the possibility of all three leaving.
Villa will not activate their clause to buy Bradley from Borussia Monchengladbach unless the American international makes more of an impact.
Pires is likely to be released despite the 37-year-old Frenchman improving during the more recent part of his short term deal.
Reo-Coker has been a regular in Houllier’s first XI but will have to drop his wage demands for Villa to consider extending his contract.
“The situation is that we will decide everything at the end of April,” said Houllier.
“Our points situation implies that everything will be dealt with then.
“We are focused on the pitch now. We have a league of eight games and we have played one against Everton and I think we have to remain extremely focused on the games that are coming up.”
Meanwhile, Houllier has dismissed claims that assistant manager Gary McAllister is the cause of friction between the dressing room and the coaching staff ater a national newspaper report.
Houllier said: “It’s stupid nonsense, I think it’s totally nonsense and I know it’s totally untrue.”