Villa look to be taking a sizeable squad into the Championship.
Out of contract: Kieran Richardson, Charles N'Zogbia, Callum Robinson, Lewis Kinsella
Loans expiring: None
Loan returns: Jed Steer, Nathan Baker, Jose Angel Crespo, Joe Bennett, Gary Gardner
(*denotes player's deal expires in 2017)
Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan*, Mark Bunn*, Jed Steer
Defenders: Alan Hutton*, Micah Richards, Jores Okore*, Ciaran Clark, Nathan Baker, Joleon Lescott*, Jordan Amavi, Jose Angel Crespo, Aly Cissokho, Joe Bennett
Midfielders: Ashley Westwood, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Jordan Veretout, Carlos Sanchez, Jack Grealish, Adama Traore, Carles Gil, Scott Sinclair, Leandro Bacuna, Andre Green, Jordan Lyden*, Gary Gardner
Forwards: Jordan Ayew, Rudy Gestede, Libor Kozak*, Gabriel Agbonlahor
Areas in need of attention?
Arguably the key to Villa's summer will be ridding themselves of high earners and bad eggs, at which point the recruitment can begin. New signings are required in all areas - with some fans undoubtedly prepared to start from scratch - though the biggest of concern is perhaps between the sticks, where two goalkeepers are out of contract in a year's time and the other remains relatively inexperienced. Off-field problems, not to mention their ongoing search for a new manager, could hamper the Villains' progress.