DENIS SMITH could be active in the transfer market until the end of July as he attempts to reshape his squad for next season.
The Wrexham manager began his summer rebuilding programme last month, releasing four senior players and offering seven out-of-contract stars new deals.
So far only youngsters Simon Spender and Levi Mackin have re-signed, leaving a question mark hanging over the future of Juan Ugarte, Craig Morgan, Mark Jones, Matty Crowell and Hector Sam.
Under Football League rules, an out-of-contract player is given one month to consider an offer before informing his club whether he intends to accept it or move elsewhere.
The deadline for Wrexham's out-of-contract quintet was yesterday, but Smith said: "I don't work to those kind of deadlines. I have a different way of doing business."
The Dragons manager revealed Wales under-21 international Jones is "almost certain" to stay with the club,, and he insisted he was being kept in the picture over the plans of Ugarte, Morgan, Crowell and Sam.
Ugarte has been linked to a host of other clubs, with Coventry City the latest to show an interest in the Basque striker.
But Smith said: "I will know what's going on with Juan if and when something happens. He has no intention of doing anything without letting us know about it first."
The Wrexham boss added: "I can't see much happening until the beginning of July and I might not have my squad sorted until the end of July. That's the deadline I'm working to anyway."
Wrexham's only signing of the summer is goalkeeper Mike Ingham from Sunderland.