KENNY Jackett believes Millwall must "cover themselves" financially during talks with out-of-contract duo Danny Shittu and Chris Taylor this month.
Jackett has confirmed that negotiations with Shittu and Taylor are underway but says the Lions will not enter into hasty agreements that could prove to be expensive mistakes further down the line.
"We are working away at those," he told NewsAtDen. "The nature of contracts is quite complicated these days. To some degree, contracts are incentive-based and so they need a little bit of work.
"That is the right thing for both sides. When players do well in a very expensive division, they have potential [to earn more] and the club have to cover themselves should the players not perform.
"Contracts are slightly more complicated and take longer to sort out but, in terms of the ones that are ongoing at the moment, there is no bad will or any problems."
But the Lions boss has not spoken with the other players in his squad who are due to become free agents in July – Tamika Mkanawire, Shaun Batt, Therry Racon, Steve Mildenhall and Maik Taylor.
"There are different times to discuss contracts," Jackett added. "Some of the guys out-of-contract in the summer have taken up Andy Ambler's focus and concentration at this particular time.
"But everybody in the club from next week onwards will be focusing on the end of the season. After that, we'll see where we are and if there is any business to be done.
"It's an ongoing process so I am sure there will be, in terms of existing players and new players. We need to get through this crucial period and assess things then."