And MacAnthony admits that if a big offer comes in from a Championship club, Peterborough will not stand in the 23-year-old’s way.
"You’re asking about Conor, does he stay or does he go? I can never answer that as you have to manage the situation as it comes in," MacAnthony admitted.
"Is my phone already ringing with people after him? Of course it is. If anyone out there is looking for goalscorers he’s in the top three in the list.
"If he were to go now, or in the summer would we replace him? Of course we would. But we also have two strikers sat on the bench who have one in two goal records and have just turned 21.
"We are comfortable either way. Do we need to sell Washington? No. Do we as a club always sell a prime asset once a year, as it’s the way we do our business and attracts players to our club? Of course we do."
MacAnthony has already confirmed that he would not consider selling Washington for £2 million, as reported by HITC, so there is little chance of the former Newport County man leaving on the cheap.
The Posh chairman’s words do offer hope to the Championship quartet that a deal may be possible though.
Washington is one of the most in form strikers in the country at the moment, having scored 12 goals in his last 13 matches.
The 23-year-old has been in blistering form in League One, and he looks capable of making the step up a division.