Thorne - unbuyable unless fitness is proven
Baird - last club most likely
Johnson - nobody will pay high enough fee
Hanson - not proven anything yet
Bryson - probably not got a massive value
Butterfield - doubt we would recoup the money
Hughes is the only midfielder that is a saleable asset to the club. If his contract included provisions for accepting PL interest, plus high wage which is highly possible, plus a fairly average season, plus not overly impressing GR, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that he is going.
A £4.5m cash payment, rising to £7m, plus potential sell-on fee for a player who has, it's fair to say, stalled a little over the last 2 seasons, is just about acceptable.
The end of last season saw lots of people saying the squad needs shaking up, no one is unsellable, etc ,etc. Well that's what is happening. You can't force clubs to take players you don't want!