Nigel Clough wants Stephen Quinn and Jamie Pardington to remain at One Call Stadium.
Midfielder Quinn and keeper Pardington joined the club on loan from Burton Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers respectively earlier this year.
Now Clough hopes he can extend their stays further.
Speaking of his summer targets, he said: “I don’t think there will be too many loans. We might do Jamie Pardington on a loan from Wolves, hopefully on a similar sort of deal.
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“But generally, we want permanent signings in both penalty areas, defenders and attackers.
“We’d certainly like Stephen (Quinn) in, so negotiations are currently ongoing with him."
The Stags will issue their retained and released lists in the coming days.
“We’ve had chats individually with the players, so we’ll be making our announcement on who is staying and going next week," Clough added.
“Then we’ll get straight onto our targets and securing them as quickly as we can. We’ll have to be patient with some, we know that.
“We’ll chase our number one targets for as long as we can. It’s early stages but we’re in the hunt.
“We’re happy with our targets and we’re happy that we have a good chance of signing them.
“For the last three or four months we’ve been identifying players. We have a good, healthy list of players, but we want to chase our number one targets. They are number one for a reason.
“We’re in a very good position to assess players and we get a healthy budget at this level. It was important to finish the season well, because players see how we’re playing, so they want to join us and have a go.”