Sporting Lisbon stars Gelson Martins, William Carvalho and Bruno Fernandes have joined Rui Patricio and Daniel Podence in demanding that their playing contracts are terminated following a huge clash with current club boss Bruno de Carvalho.
Four of the above have all been linked with moves to top sides in the Premier League in recent years, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool all said to have kept tabs on the stars progress.
The clubs may now be set to battle it out for the coveted players who could all become available on a free transfer, but their demands are yet to be agreed by the club.
The internationals have apparently given the club an ultimatum to remove de Carvalho from the hierarchy at the club following outbursts towards the end of the previous campaign, or demanded that they are permitted to leave the side, and a response from the club is expected to come in the coming days.
Surely no players is bigger than the club, but at the same time, the director has to admit fault and admit he also is not bigger than the club? Which star would you prefer to see join your side?