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11 August 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 11/08/17 11:59am

Arsenal could lose up to 10 stars on free transfers or from retirement at the end of the season. We look at which Premier League players are out of contract next summer.

The ongoing Alexis Sanchez contract saga at Arsenal has dominated the headlines, but a host a fellow Gunners could leave the Emirates on free transfers in July.

Alexis Sanchez could leave Arsenal on a free transfer next summer

Alexis Sanchez could leave Arsenal on a free transfer next summer

Alexis Sanchez could leave Arsenal on a free transfer next summer

Those players include Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Kieran Gibbs, Joel Campbell, Carl Jenkinson, Matt Macey and the retiring Per Mertesacker, according to .

United also face a potential exodus, with Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Ashley Young, Andreas Pereira and Guillermo Varela all having entered the last year of their current deals.

Marouane Fellaini is out of contract next summer

Marouane Fellaini is out of contract next summer

Marouane Fellaini is out of contract next summer

However, the club confirmed they have an option to extend the contracts of all players for an additional year – with the exception of Carrick, Fellaini and Varela.

Swansea could lose Fernando Llorente, who will be partnering or competing with on-loan Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham this term, while Kyle Bartley and Angel Rangel also have expiring contracts with the Swans.

Fernando Llorente could leave Swansea on a free transfer next summer

Fernando Llorente could leave Swansea on a free transfer next summer

Fernando Llorente could leave Swansea on a free transfer next summer

Crystal Palace have an entire team who could be free agents next summer, including Yohan Cabaye, James McArthur, Bakary Sako, Wayne Hennessey, Julian Speroni, Damien Delaney, Joel Ward, Martin Kelly, Hiram Boateng, Chung-Yong Lee and Freddie Ladapo.

West Brom and Stoke could both lose seven players, including Claudio Yacob (extension option), Chris Brunt (extension option), Gareth McAuley, Craig Dawson and James Morrison for the Baggies, and Ryan Shawcross, Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson for the Potters.

Peter Crouch's contract expires at Stoke in July

Peter Crouch's contract expires at Stoke in July

Peter Crouch’s contract expires at Stoke in July

Andre Gray had entered his final year at Burnley before his £18.5m move to Watford – but the Clarets could still lose seven players for free next summer, including Dean Marney, Stephen Ward and Scott Arfield.

Everton have a high-profile quartet on expiring contracts, including Gareth Barry, Aaron Lennon, Joel Robles and Ross Barkley – who has been linked with a move to Tottenham.

Ross Barkley is out of contract at Everton next summer

Ross Barkley is out of contract at Everton next summer

Ross Barkley is out of contract at Everton next summer

Bournemouth have signed goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Chelsea, which may see fellow Cherries stopper Artur Boruc leave the club as a free agent next summer.

Manchester City allowed five long-term servants to leave on free transfers this summer, while Yaya Toure and Fernandinho could leave for nothing in July next year.

Yaya Toure could leave Man City on a free transfer next summer

Yaya Toure could leave Man City on a free transfer next summer

Yaya Toure could leave Man City on a free transfer next summer

Other big names with less than a year remaining on their contracts include Loic Remy (Chelsea), Willy Caballero (Chelsea), Emre Can (Liverpool), Robert Huth and Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester), James Collins (West Ham), Michel Vorm (Tottenham) and Jose Holebas (Watford).

Check out your club’s list of players with contracts expiring in July below…

Arsenal

Matt Macey

Per Mertesacker (retiring)

Kieran Gibbs

Carl Jenkinson

Jack Wilshere

Santi Cazorla

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Mesut Özil

Alexis Sánchez

Joel Campbell

Bournemouth

Artur Boruc

Marc Wilson

Baily Cargill

Rhoys Wiggins

Marc Pugh

Brighton

Niki Mäenpää

Uwe Hünemeier

Gaëtan Bong

Liam Rosenior

Bruno

Tyler Hornby-Forbes

Rohan Ince

Steve Sidwell

Richie Towell

Kazenga LuaLua

Henrik Björdal

Tomer Hemed

Burnley

Kevin Long

Tom Anderson

Stephen Ward

Dean Marney

Fredrik Ulvestad

Scott Arfield

Chris Long

Chelsea

Willy Caballero

Eduardo

Matej Delac

Cristian Cuevas

Mario Pasalic

Loïc Rémy

Crystal Palace

Wayne Hennessey

Julián Speroni

Damien Delaney

Joel Ward

Martin Kelly

Hiram Boateng

Yohan Cabaye

James McArthur

Bakary Sako

Chung-Yong Lee

Freddie Ladapo

Everton

Joel Robles

Gareth Barry

Ross Barkley

Aaron Lennon

Huddersfield

Luke Coddington (extension option)

Martin Cranie

Jason Davidson

Dean Whitehead

Nahki Wells

Leicester

Ben Hamer

Robert Huth

Matty James

Tom Lawrence

Leonardo Ulloa

Liverpool

Emre Can

Man City

Fernandinho

Yaya Touré

Man Utd

Daley Blind (extension option)

Luke Shaw (extension option)

Guillermo Varela

Michael Carrick

Ander Herrera (extension option)

Marouane Fellaini

Ashley Young (extension option)

Juan Mata (extension option)

Andreas Pereira (extension option)

Newcastle

Tim Krul

Curtis Good

Paul Dummett

Massadio Haidara

Jesús Gámez

Emmanuel Rivière

Southampton

Stuart Taylor

Maya Yoshida

Florin Gardos

Jérémy Pied

Stoke City

Stephen Ireland (31/12/17)

Jakob Haugaard

Ryan Shawcross

Philipp Wollscheid

Glen Johnson

Mame Diouf

Peter Crouch

Swansea

Mark Birighitti

Kyle Bartley

Ángel Rangel

Sung-Yong Ki

Leon Britton (extension option)

Kenji Gorré

Fernando Llorente

Tottenham

Michel Vorm

Watford

Miguel Britos

José Holebas

Valon Behrami

Ben Watson

West Brom

Boaz Myhill

Gareth McAuley

Craig Dawson

Claudio Yacob (extension option)

James Morrison (extension option)

Chris Brunt (extension option)

Callum McManaman (extension option)

West Ham

James Collins

Doneil Henry


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