Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner has reiterated the club's desire to keep the squad together amid speculation surrounding Tendayi Darikwa's future.
Turner and manager Dean Saunders spoke to Darikwa after the Spireites turned down an offer for the right-back from an un-named Championship club.
Commenting on the situation, Turner said: "Dean and I had a chat with Tendayi and explained that we had rejected the approach as it was well short of our valuation of him. Tendayi is understandably keen to play at a higher level but he understands that we would only considering selling him if we received an offer that we were unable to refuse.
"We will do everything we can to keep Tendayi at the club, but we also have to take into account that, as things stand, he will be able to leave as a free agent when his contract expires at the end of the season."