Big names from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are among the Premier League stars who are out of contract at the end of the season.
The next few months will be crucial in deciding the future of these players are they can either pen a fresh deal with their club or decide to leave on a free transfer in the summer.
We’ve gone through each Premier League side and using figures from Transfermarkt, we have identified their most valuable out of contract star.
Arsenal – Jorginho (£12.91million)
The Italian holding midfielder has been a useful squad player at the Emirates since joining the club last January. Mikel Arteta seems to value the midfielder’s experience and would be keen to keep him around.
According to The Standard, Jorginho would be open to extending his contract, although negotiations aren’t expected to take place until later in the season.
Aston Villa – Bertrand Traore (£8.6million)
It seems more than likely that Traore will be leaving Aston Villa in the near future. The winger has barely featured under Unai Emery and could do with a fresh start elsewhere.
According to Ben Jacobs, Saudi Arabian side Al-Ettifaq are keeping tabs on the 28-year-old who will be available on a free transfer in the summer.
Bournemouth – Lloyd Kelly (£13.77million)
There’s been plenty of speculation surrounding Kelly’s future of late. Tottenham tried to lure him to north London in the summer, but Bournemouth managed to fend off the interest.
The Cherries are keen to tie him down to a fresh contract, but that seems unlikely at this stage given the number of sides interested. According to Sky Sports, the likes of Spurs, AC Milan and Juventus are interested in the defender.
Brentford – Josh Dasilva (£10.32million)
Dasilva is a hugely talented player, but injuries have stalled his career of late. He recently made his return in the FA Cup after missing the first half of the campaign with a hamstring problem.
The 25-year-old is good enough to cut it at the top level, but he must prove he can keep himself fit in this second half of the season.
Brighton – Danny Welbeck (£5.16million)
Brighton seem to have the perfect blend of experience and youth in their ranks. Welbeck has been a great asset for the Seagulls over the years as his experience has often brushed off on some of their younger prospects.
The 33-year-old has never been the most prolific of forwards, but his role within Roberto De Zerbi’s side cannot go unnoticed.
Back in October, Football Insider reported that Brighton do intend to open contract talks with Welbeck in the near future.
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Burnley – Josh Brownhill (£15.49million)
Brownhill played an integral role in Burnley’s promotion from the Championship last season and the 28-year-old has attracted some interest from fellow Premier League sides.
Luckily for Burnley, they do have the option to extend Brownhill’s contract by a further year which they will surely activate soon.
Chelsea – Thiago Silva (£1.72million)
He might not be the most valuable player at the club these days, but Silva is still absolutely crucial to Chelsea. In a squad full of youngsters, Silva’s experience is absolutely vital.
The 39-year-old has remained tight-lipped over his future at Stamford Bridge as rumours have circulated that a return to Brazil could be in the pipeline in the near future. Watch this space.
Crystal Palace – Will Hughes (£7.74million)
The Crystal Palace midfielder has featured in the majority of Premier League games this season but could leave the club on a free transfer in the summer.
Along with Hughes, the likes of Jeffrey Schlupp, Jairo Riedewald, Nathaniel Clyne and Nathan Ferguson are also out of contract at the end of the season.
Everton – Andre Gomes (£10.32million)
The Portuguese midfielder has struggled with injuries in recent years and seems more than likely to depart upon his contract expiring.
Gomes is one of the highest earners at Everton, as he takes home an estimated £112,000 per week according to Capology. The 30-year-old does have his admirers abroad with Benfica among the clubs interested according to Football Transfers.
Fulham – Kenny Tete (£12.91million)
While Tete is out of contract in 2024, the club does have the option to extend his deal by a further year. The Evening Standard recently reported that the club does plan to take up this option.
Liverpool – Thiago (£8.6million)
Liverpool fans will be desperate to see Thiago back on the pitch after enduring several months on the sidelines through injury.
Despite the reported interest from Saudi Arabia in the summer, Thiago opted to stay with Liverpool, although it remains to be seen if he will be offered a new deal in the coming months.
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Luton Town – Gabriel Osho (£860k)
The 25-year-old defender has expertly made the step up to Premier League football and Luton Town fans will surely be keen to see him extend his stay with the club.
Manchester City – Slobodan Tedic (£430k)
Pep Guardiola’s side are in the privileged position where none of their senior stars are out of contract in the summer. Tedic, who spent the first half of the season on loan with Charlton, is their most valuable out-of-contract star.
Along with Tedic, Scott Carson’s deal with the club is also up in the summer.
Manchester United – Anthony Martial (£12.91million)
The rumours swirling around Martial have been rife of late with the Frenchman’s future currently up in the air. United do have the option to extend his deal, but it remains to be seen if they will take up this option.
According to Sky Sports, Martial wants to stay at Old Trafford until at least the end of the season and is not interested in a January move.
Martial has given almost nine years of service to the club, but you can’t help but feel like he could do with a fresh start elsewhere.
Newcastle – Jamaal Lascelles (£6.02million)
In the absence of Sven Botman, Lascelles has had to step up to the plate this season. The Newcastle captain didn’t get much of a look-in last year, but he’s really stepped up to the plate this time around.
His long-term future at the club is up in the air given his contract situation, but Eddie Howe is seemingly keen to keep the 30-year-old around.
“I’m unsure on contract talks with Jamaal,” Howe told reporters in January. “I’m just trying to rack my brains as to where his contract is at but I think he is part of our long-term future for sure.”
Nottingham Forest – Scott McKenna (£8.6million)
Having fallen down the pecking order at the City Ground, an exit seems to be on the cards for McKenna. The Scotsman played a key role in their promotion from the Championship, but his opportunities have been limited of late.
According to talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook, Celtic are currently the frontrunners to secure his signature.
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Sheffield United – John Egan (£5.3million)
The Sheffield United captain has missed a large chunk of the season through injury and his long-term future with the club could be up in the air given his contract situation.
Tottenham – Eric Dier (£10.32million)
Ange Postecoglou doesn’t see Dier as part of his long-term plans and a January exit now seems inevitable. Fabrizio Romano has confirmed talks with Bayern Munich have taken place with Dier himself keen on the move.
“Eric Dier deal depends on Bayern now,” Romano confirmed. “Player’s waiting for club decision with hope to join Tuchel and the squad already next week.
“The contract is already agreed, just waiting for Bayern to decide who’s the favourite option as new centre back.”
West Ham – Ben Johnson (£6.88million)
The 23-year-old defender hasn’t had much first-team action this season and the speculation surrounding his future with West Ham is currently rife.
In February 2022, Johnson snubbed a six-and-a-half-year deal at the club and talks of a fresh contract have since been halted, despite Moyes being keen on keeping him.
“Well I don’t want Ben to go, but we offered Ben a contract maybe a year and a half ago or so and we’ve not been able to get to any point of agreement on it,” Moyes told Sky Sports.
Wolves – Bruno Jordao (£860k)
Wolves are fortunate enough that none of their senior players are out of contract at the end of the season. As things stand, Jordao is their most valuable out of contract star, although he’s not played a single minute for Wolves since the 2021–22 campaign.