Bristol City could sell England goalkeeper David James in January.
The west country club need to reduce their wage bill after record losses of almost £12million for last year.
And former England goalkeeper James, 40, is the top earner at Ashton Gate. City boss Keith Millen will also look to offload Nicky Hunt, Kalifa Cisse and Damion Stewart - all signed by Steve Coppell before he quit in August.
City chairman Steve Lansdowne said: "We bought players in and those players are not necessarily first choice, as far as Keith is concerned.
"He has had to bring in players and that does cost."