Central Coast Mariners skipper Alex Wilkinson has become a target for Asian clubs. Coach Lawrie McKinna confirmed that some of his charges were being targeted but said it was business as usual heading into the finals.
"I know a number of our players have been tapped to go to Asia. It's very annoying and unsettling as we prepare for the finals and the Asian Champions League," McKinna told Fox Sports.
"It really is starting to get out of control but there's not much we can do about it. If the players go then how do you replace them at such short notice?
"We play Queensland next week (first leg minor semi-final) and what I do know is that Wilko (Wilkinson) will be playing."