Ross County have moved to try to head off Dundee’s advances for Michael Gardyne by offering the midfielder a new deal.
After the club’s relegation to the Championship, Gardyne is out of contract and has drawn “interest from a couple of Premiership clubs”.
Ferguson said: “Michael has had interest from a couple of Premiership clubs and we’ve put an offer to him that, hopefully, convinces him to stay.
“We don’t need to sell the club to him – he knows what it’s all about and he would be a big player for us in the Championship.”
Leaving the Staggies is former Dundee United loanee Thomas Mikkelsen along with Tim Chow, David Ngog, Aaron McCarey, Blair Malcolm and Reghan Tumilty.
The Highland side secured the capture of Iain Vigurs yesterday.