Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is accepting that Jose Enrique will leave the club this summer, with Liverpool and French side Lyon favourites for his signature. The Spaniard has just one year remaining on his contract and talks over an extension are proving difficult.
Mike Ashley, Newcastle's owner, could therefore decide to sell rather than allow the 25-year-old to leave for free in 12 months' time and Pardew seems to expect that conclusion.
"The Enrique situation is something we talked about. How possible is it going to be to get him over the line? There's one or two here who possibly could go.
"It's difficult because we're finding it difficult to get him to come to the table. We're safe, which was what his people said that they would wait for.
"It's now the last game, and once we get the last game out of the way we'll sit down and see where we are with it.
"We're very hopeful he stays but there's no point keeping a player who has set his sights on a club he has perceived is bigger. You can't keep a player that's unmotivated."