It seems inevitable that Yaya Toure will leave Manchester City this summer with an array of clubs interested in the midfielder and his agent claiming to Sky Sports that he was '90 per cent certain' to leave the Etihad Stadium.
James Milner, on the other hand, comes as more of surprise, but is out of contract at the end of the current campaign and has yet to agree an extension.
The two players in question have played a major role in City's brief history at the top of the Premier League tree and losing them could have a negative effect on the club moving forward and challenging Chelsea to retain the top-flight title.
Of course, a club of Manchester City's financial strength will simply go out and attempt to replace them immediately, but it may not be as straight forward as that.
Manchester City have been heavily linked – by the Daily Mail - with a move for former Manchester United academy player Paul Pogba, who looks to be leaving Champions League finalists Juventus this summer. A player of that calibre would be a pleasure to have playing in the Premier League but that does not mean it will answer City's problems.
In the dark about the whole situation is City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who is unsure about Toure and Milner’s future.
"Same as James Milner - we have to analyse the whole squad at the end of the season and then we will see which is the best for the club and the player," Pellegrini told Sky Sports.
"James must decide what he wants to do for his future. That just belongs to him. He asked the club to allow him to take the decision at the end of the season. He will do it in the right moment.
"There are a lot of things we must think about for the future. We will try to do it as well as we can."
City wrap up their trophy-less 2014/15 campaign when they host Southampton on Sunday.