The future of three MK Dons players remains uncertain going into June, including that of club stalwart Dean Lewington.
The 29-year-old captain, plus full-back Adam Chicksen and goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin, have all been offered new deals to remain at stadium:mk, but as yet the trio have all failed to agree terms with the club.
Talks with Lewington are said to be ongoing, but some Dons fans have started to raise concerns that the one-club man might finally be ready to move on.
Lewington has been a part of the furniture since the club first arrived in Milton Keynes a decade ago and is now fast approaching a remarkable 400 appearance since 2004 – that after coming through the youth ranks at Wimbledon.
It’s hard to imagine an MK Dons without Lewington, who has held the captain’s armband since 2008.
Dons boss Karl Robinson has made his desire to keep all three players clear, but Chicksen’s future at stadium:mk looks particularly uncertain as the 22-year-old could take his bid for more regular first-team football elsewhere.
McLoughlin, 21, might also be considering a move away to secure a regular starting spot, having impressed on a loan switch to Walsall towards the end of last season.
Dons have stressed that all three men have been offered new contracts, but it’s not yet clear when, or if, any of them will put pen to paper.
It’s been a fairly slow start to the summer for Dons when it comes to transfer activity, which could be related to the fact that the three soon-to-be out of contract players are yet to decide whether or not they want to remain at MK1 or move elsewhere this summer.