Ipswich captain Jon Walters is bracing himself for a late flurry of transfer activity at Portman Road this summer.
Manager Roy Keane has so far failed to add to his squad and could be forced to get players out the door first.
Walters said: "There is a need to create space in the player wage budget.
"The club has circulated a list of eight players that they are prepared to listen to offers for, but I expect some of them to stay and remain part of the first team squad.
"But again is all out of our hands and up to the manager. Our squad is a strong enough one to do well at Championship level whether there is any player movement to come or not.
"And I think we will gain from having a far less hectic build-up to the season than we did last year."