Fulham boss Felix Magath has ruled out permanent deals for loanees Darren Bent and Lewis Holtby.
The pair failed to even make the bench for Sunday's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace as the German boss started his squad rebuilding early.
Bent scored just three goals during his season-long loan switch from Aston Villa, while Holtby has faded since his January move from Spurs.
“I think they go back because they’re not only loan players but players with high quality and high wages," said Magath.
“We have to look at the money and take care of the money. I think we’re not able to pay such players.
“We are looking for young players and you have two ways to be successful. One way is spend more and the other is spend less and work harder.”