We may only be in the fall, but players, clubs and agents are already anticipating next summer’s transfer window.
Contracts are ending and for several top Premier League players that means decisions will have to be made in the coming months.
From January 1, England players can sign a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs to move next summer, while January is also the last chance for teams to recoup transfer fees for those who do. are in the last year of their contract. .
This means that there is uncertainty among some fairly important elite players.
In addition to clubs across Europe, Premier League sides will be monitoring the situation of some of these players, so who is out of contract next summer and what is the situation for their future?
Here are 20 Premier League players who face an uncertain future.
Paul Pogba, Manchester United
Not a day goes by without the French midfielder filling the last pages of national newspapers.
Mino Raiola has left the door wide open regarding a move away from Old Trafford with Juventus and Real Madrid passionate about Pogba, especially as he recently fell out of favor at Old Trafford.
However, United will do everything possible to avoid losing him for nothing for the second time.
Andreas Christensen, Chelsea
The Danish defender would be a godsend if he were available for free next summer.
Christensen has already made 10 appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side which shows just how trustworthy he is at Stamford Bridge.
With rumors that a potential new deal could be in sight, it will be interesting to see how this one progresses given that non-English clubs may approach him for a pre-contract deal in January.
James Tarkowski, Burnley
Burnley’s man will be no shortage of potential suitors as the final six months of his contract draw near.
The 28-year-old has been one of Sean Dyche’s most trusted players in recent years, with West Ham previously linked with a move.
Newcastle United have been enthusiastic more recently and if they decide to leave Turf Moor they will certainly have a handful of Premier League clubs interested.
Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal
It seems increasingly likely that the Frenchman will leave at the end of the season.
Lacazette had fallen out of favor under Mikel Arteta over the past few months and with no new deal struck, it appears the writing is on the wall regarding his future.
That said, the forward has really impressed Arsenal in recent weeks, but it’s likely to be just a short-term win for the Gunners before he moves on.
Jesse Lingard, Man United
A player who has been strongly tipped to move over the summer.
Lingard shone for West Ham United last season and returned to Manchester United as a player who had regained his spark.
Unfortunately, opportunities for the first team were hard to come by and the player might therefore consider leaving for more regular action elsewhere.
Todd Cantwell, Norwich
One of the few Norwich City players to capture the interest of the elite next summer.
The midfielder has struggled to get fit this quarter but given Leeds United’s past interest he is a player who might consider moving on if the Canaries fall.
That said, Daniel Farke’s side have the option to extend his contract, so they will most likely look to use it.
Edinson Cavani, Man United
A player who was certainly a victim of the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cavani has been a bit of a Manchester United player this season and given he is in the fall of his career, the focus will surely be on regular first-team action.
Unless something significantly changes, it would be a huge surprise to see him stick around.
Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea
It has been quite a 12 months for the German defender.
Last year Rudiger appeared to be surplus to needs and was linked with a move to West Ham as Chelsea looked to downsize their squad.
Now he is arguably Chelsea’s best center-back and they will do everything possible to keep him at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.
Sean Longstaff, Newcastle United
The midfielder is certainly highly regarded by fans as a childhood Newcastle fan who certainly plays for the badge.
However, with a new owner on board, it means that a big decision may have to be made.
Longstaff will want to stick around, but a decision on his future is unlikely to be made until the club’s new structure is firmly in place.
César Azpilicueta, Chelsea
The experienced defender is part of the furniture of Stamford Bridge.
Azpilicueta is a valuable player in Thomas Tuchel’s first team and as this continues it seems extremely unlikely that the Blues will allow him to leave.
There has been talk of a new contract for the Spaniard so it would be a big surprise to see him leave next summer.
Calum Chambers, Arsenal
A player who could well benefit from a new challenge.
Mikel Arteta is overseeing a huge transformation at Emirates Stadium which has seen the center-back fall down the pecking order.
Not to mention a new contract, it suggests the player could be a candidate to move on next summer.
Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal
The young striker could have some big decisions in the coming months.
It appeared that Nketiah’s career at Arsenal was over after moving down the pecking order in recent months.
He made a comeback as a goalscorer in the Carabao Cup against Leeds United and with Mikel Arteta praising his abilities, there is every chance he can stay in North London.
Mohamed Elneny, Arsenal
A player who could well evolve at the end of the season.
The Egypt international is a fringe player under Mikel Arteta and with the Gunners looking to bring in the next generation of players, he could be someone who is seen as surplus to need.
At 29, first-team football will be a priority for Elneny and that means a big decision will have to be made.
Hugo Lloris, Tottenham
The experienced goalkeeper is one of the most prominent players coming to the end of their contract.
Lloris is Tottenham’s captain, but with the squad in need of a new lease of life, it remains to be seen what the future holds.
It will be 10 years at the club for Lloris next summer and maybe the decision will be made that he needs a new challenge.
Teemu Pukki, Norwich
The 31-year-old will have big decisions to make over the next few months.
Pukki has been Norwich City’s main man since joining in 2018, but if the club were to endure relegation it would mean yet another step back in the league.
The Finland international is capable of playing in one of Europe’s elite leagues and so this season could be crucial.
Jordan Ayew, Crystal Palace
The 30-year-old has certainly impressed Patrick Vieira’s side this season.
Palace looks like one of the most exciting teams in the Premier League as they focus on young talent with high potential and that could mean a decision is made regarding Ayew.
There is bound to be an interest in Ayew and that means a decision may not be made until the end of the campaign.
Pontus Jansson, Brentford
The 30-year-old has been a colossal performer for Thomas Frank’s side this season.
Jansson is the skipper of Brentford and has really set an example with the team getting a good start in Premier League life.
It would be a big surprise to see the player evolve on this mandate, unless he receives a big interest elsewhere.
Juan Mata, Manchester United
A player who has been a great Premier League player for Chelsea and United.
Sadly, it looks like the Spaniard’s days at Old Trafford are numbered.
Mata fell down the pecking order so it would be a big surprise if the player were offered new terms with Solskjaer’s side.
Andriy Yarmolenko, West Ham
The Ukraine international has certainly fallen victim to the fine form of West Ham’s offensive line.
With a contract expiring next summer, the 31-year-old is someone who seems unlikely to sign a new contract at London Stadium.
West Ham needs a new striker and maybe the striker offload will make room for a new addition.
James Milner, Liverpool
The experienced player is still an essential member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Although he may not play in all Liverpool games, Milner is still considered a central figure who is often trusted in the club’s most important games.
The 35-year-old is still in very good shape so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Reds offer him a new contract.