Bernie Ibini Photo: Marco Del Grande
Central Coast coach Graham Arnold can expect a word from A-League boss Damien de Bohun as he sweats on the future of his in-demand stars.
But de Bohun doesn't expect the Mariners coach will want any sympathy despite the transfer window threatening to derail the A-League leader's season.
He said losing young talent overseas was ''not a concern''.
''We are producing outstanding young footballers. If that means some of them choose to play overseas at different times all power to them,'' de Bohun said on Tuesday.
''It is the reality of the market that we are working in.''
De Bohun said he had no problem with the transfer window's effect on the A-League despite the Mariners' present plight.
''I am actually hoping to catch up with him [Arnold] in the next week to get a sense of where he is at,'' he said.
''But coaches come into any season knowing that anything can change at any minute.
''There's no doubt it makes it more difficult but that's why Graham is held in such high esteem.
''It's a challenge for him but one I think he will embrace and respond to exceptionally well. I don't think he will be looking for any sympathy.''
Arnold had admitted he faced a nervous time due to the question mark hovering over his players.
While Tomas Rogic is training with Scottish giant Celtic, he is also reportedly being courted by English and Spanish clubs.
Fellow young gun Bernie Ibini flew out this week for a trial with Belgian giant Club Brugge.
Then there is Mariners goalkeeper Mat Ryan who has been linked to Danish club Randers after his trial with Rangers in Glasgow fell through.
And Chinese Super League clubs are reportedly interested in John Hutchinson and Daniel McBreen.
Former Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Bosnich had complained the A-League was being ''treated like a small colony for the rest of the world to pillage'' during the transfer window. AAP