CITY have not received a single approach for any of their contracted players.

Chief executive Julian Rhodes anticipates a summer of “wheeling and dealing” as Gary Bowyer looks to remould the squad for next season in League Two.

Owner Stefan Rupp has given the Bantams boss a £2.5 million budget – significantly down on the £4.1 million from last season but still among the top six when compared with teams in the bottom tier.

But two-thirds of that is currently taken up by the number of higher earners in the existing squad.

Bowyer has made one addition so far with centre half Ben Richards-Everton arriving from Accrington.

But some departures will be anticipated to allow him more leeway for the busy recruitment process he is planning.

Bowyer released 11 players at the end of their contracts following relegation but the bigger-name signings from last summer all have at least a year to run.

The Telegraph & Argus understands that there have been no inquiries so far.

Former captain Josh Wright has been linked with League new boys Leyton Orient, where he had two previous spells.

Wright also played under O’s boss Justin Edinburgh at Gillingham and was at Wembley last week to watch Orient’s FA Trophy final defeat to Fylde.

Sean Scannell is also expected to attract interest and Coventry could be tempted to make an approach.

Manager Mark Robins is thought to be a fan of Scannell and is in the market for a right winger after George Thomas returned to Derby following his season-long loan.

Scannell produced an eye-catching display against Coventry at the Ricoh Arena on Good Friday - the afternoon that City’s relegation to League Two was confirmed.

Coventry last week picked up released Bantams keeper Ben Wilson on a three-year deal.

Meanwhile, there is speculation linking Eoin Doyle with League Two rivals Swindon.

The City striker played under Town boss Richie Wellens at former club Oldham.

Rhodes said: “There’s going to be a lot of wheeling and dealing this summer and Gary is on with that already.

“We’re not going to go past the budget. It’s up to Gary and me to make sure we get a balanced squad that is competitive.

“Anyone asking for too much just falls on deaf ears with me. You get deals done at a level you’re prepared to go to and that’s it.

“If you can’t get it done, you move on to the next one.

“That’s always been the case whenever I was there. I’m not quite sure why things happened the way they did last summer but now we are trying to pick up the pieces.”