Walsall playermanager Paul Merson has offered three of the club's most promising young players new two- year contracts.
But the Saddlers' boss says the club will sell any of their starlets if they receive an appropriate offer.
Merson confirmed yesterday that Joe Broad, Kris Taylor and Mark Wright had been offered new deals as he begins to build his squad for next season in League One.
"It is important that I keep my young lads together," he said. "I have offered new deals to Joe Broad, Kris Taylor and Mark Wright and at the moment I am awaiting their response.
" With the same transfer0window system as the Premiership coming into play for us next season, it is vital that I build a squad and I am keen to get it together as early as possible. I will be speaking to the other outofcontract players in due course and have already identified a couple of players that I would like to bring in.
"But if we get a decent bid for some of the younger players here, then they will be sold; it is the only way a club like Walsall can survive."
Merson, who also confirmed that midfielder Andrew Surman would remain at the club on loan from Southampton until the end of the season, hopes to persuade head of youth Mick Halsall to be his assistant next term. Halsall has been helping out Merson following Frank Barlow's switch to Nottingham Forest.
Merson said: "Most of the young lads in our first team have been brought through the ranks by Mick and I am keen for him to continue working more closely with me next season. Mick has played a big part in their development, so it is a relationship that has worked well."
Walsall, who visit Blackpool tomorrow, have Simon Osborn and Zigor Aranalde suspended and Mark Kinsella injured. Third-choice goalkeeper Mark Paston, who joined last summer from Bradford City, has left by mutual consent after making only 11 appearances.