The pair come off contract in June.
â€śEverybody knows we have been in contract talks with a couple of players, but at the moment everything is on standby,â€ť said Poyet.
â€śEveryone is responsible for their own decisions and I donâ€™t think we are in a position to push people to do things they do not want to do.
â€śIâ€™m not stupid, I understand it brings uncertainty to the club for the future.
â€śWe have only offered contracts to two of the eight out-of-contract players, and now those negotiations have both completely stopped.
â€śTo be honest, it doesnâ€™t matter where we finish - I cannot see them staying at the club.
â€śIt would be too easy to make a decision based on where we are [Premier League or Championship] because it would be very unfair on the fans.â€ť