The manager of Newcastle United can expect a busy summer whichever division they're in.
Out of contract: Freddie Woodman, Kevin Mbabu, Steven Taylor, Rolando Aarons, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan
Loan expiring: Seydou Doumbia
Loan returns: Adam Armstrong, Gael Bigirimana, Remy Cabella*, Florian Thauvin, Haris Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi, Ivan Toney
(*Marseille expected to take up purchase option)
(*denotes player's deal expires in 2017)
Goalkeepers: Tim Krul*, Karl Darlow, Rob Elliot
Defenders: Daryl Janmaat, Fabricio Coloccini*, Chancel Mbemba, Jamaal Lascelles, Curtis Good, Massadio Haidara, Paul Dummett
Midfielders: Cheick Tiote*, Jack Colback, Jonjo Shelvey, Henri Saivet, Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita*, Gael Bigirimana*, Siem de Jong, Georginio Wijnaldum, Haris Vuckic*, Remy Cabella, Florian Thauvin, Andros Townsend, Sammy Ameobi*, Yoann Gouffran*
Strikers: Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez, Papiss Cisse*, Emmanuel Riviere*, Adam Armstrong, Ivan Toney
Areas in need of attention?
Whichever division Newcastle are in, streamlining the squad will be the priority for whoever's in charge this summer. As it stands, the Magpies will have 31 senior players on their books next term and that could grow if any of their six out of contract players are retained. Newcastle have nine contracts expiring in 2017 and shedding some of those names would perhaps be a good place to start. A couple of new defenders are likely to be sought in the meantime and a new striker may be added.