Troubled Bolton have announced they have just 14 contracted players on their books.
Bolton's joint administrators have set bidders a deadline of 4pm on Wednesday to submit their final offers for the club.
Hull, Charlton and Ipswich could offer Remi Matthews a way out of stricken Bolton.
Bolton midfielder Luca Connell says his future may be resolved by the time he returns from international duty.
Bolton's non-football related staff will be paid this week - but only from the date the stricken club's administrators were appointed.
Bolton will start next season in Sky Bet League One with a 12-point deduction after going into administration, the English Football League has announced.
Crisis club Bolton bowed out of the Sky Bet Championship with a whimper as a patched together side suffered a 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.
Bolton's rearranged home fixture against Brentford will not be played, with the Bees being awarded three points.