Hamilton accept they will lose young midfielder James McArthur this summer.
Speculation has long surrounded the future of the 22-year-old, with Leeds United the most recent club to be linked with a player who has also reportedly caught the eye of West Brom, Wigan and Rangers.
Accies risk losing McArthur for nothing next summer if he does not seal a move elsewhere.
"So I don't think it's any big surprise that he's not away yet and I don't think it means he won't go.
"That's just the way football is at the moment. The World Cup is on and things are a bit slower than they would normally be.
"I think most people are resigned to losing him.
"We would love him to stay but I think everybody accepts that he has done great for Hamilton and the time is right for him now to move on and test himself at a higher level."