The Premier League released lists have now been published and there are plenty of players now set to be available for free transfers this summer.
A list of the players being released by each top flight club was published yesterday (Friday), with Southampton set to release seven players, including Fraser Forster and Harry Lewis, who are joining Tottenham and Bradford City respectively.
But there are some players being released from Southampton’s Premier League rivals who could be of interest to Saints as they look to strengthen this summer in the transfer market.
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Ralph Hasenhuttl is set to oversee a number of changes in personnel this summer as he shapes his squad after a disappointing end to the last season, with Saints winning just one of their last 13 games in all competitions.
Signing a new goalkeeper and strengthening the defense are priorities for Southampton, with Saints understood to be closing in on a £ 10million move for Manchester City’s Gavin Bazunu, who could become the first major signing of the summer for Hasenhuttl’s side.
The Saints have also offered veteran goalkeeper Willy Caballero a new contract and if they can complete the deal for Bazunu, they could then turn their attentions to securing a central defender to help improve a defense that conceded 67 goals in the Premier League last season.
Burnley’s Ben Mee could be a free agent option, with the Clarets confirming that their captain is among 14 players set to leave the club this summer following relegation. This is despite the 32-year-old being included on the Clarets’ retained list as having been offered a new deal by the Lancashire club. Fellow central defender James Tarkowski is also set to become a free agent, although he has been strongly linked with a move to join Everton.
Another defender being released this summer is Romain Saiss, with the 32-year-old Moroccan international leaving Wolves after making more than 200 appearances for the club. However, he has been linked to several European clubs, including in Spain, France and Germany.
Hasenhuttl has recently hinted that Saints could sign another full-back this summer, with Tino Livramento unlikely to feature for Southampton again until the new year after undergoing surgery on an ACL injury.
And there are potential options among those being released by Premier League clubs this summer, with Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny set to depart Goodison Park after rejecting a new contract, while West Ham recently confirmed that Ryan Fredericks would be departing the club, with the right- back being linked with Saints and his former club Fulham.
Here is the released list for each Premier League club in full:
Jonathan Dinzeyi, Alexandre Lacazette, Joel Lopez Salguero, Jordan McEneff.
Tristan Abldeen-Goodridge, Paul Appiah, Mungo Bridge, Conor Hourihane, Akos Onodi, Dominic Revan, Finley Thorndike, Ashley Young.
Christian Eriksen, Lewis Gordon, Maxwell Haygarth, Wraynel Hercules, Ben Hockenhull, Julian Jeanvier, Dominic Jefferies, Mathias Jorgensen, Gustav Mogensen, Hans Mpongo, Jaakko Oksanen, Jude Russel, Roy Syla.
Tudor Baluta, Lars Dendoncker, Adam Desbois, Ulrick Ella, Ayobami Tanimowo.
Harry Allen, Phil Bardsley, Calen Gallagher-Allison, Anthony Glennon, Anthony Gomez, Aaron Lennon, Joel Mumbongo, Richard Nartey, Erik Pieters, Dale Stephens, James Tarkowski, Samual Unwin, Ethen Vaughan, Harry Williams.
Thierno Ballo, Andreas Christensen, Jake Clarke-Salter, Danny Drinkwater, George McEachran, Charles Musonda, Antonio Rudiger, Karlo Ziger.
Luke Dreher, David Gregory, Jaroslaw Jach, Rian Jamai, Martin Kelly, Nya Kirby, Jacob Montes, Sean Robertson, Sion Spence, Aidan Steele, James Taylor, Dylan Thiselton.
Fabian Delph, Rafael Garcia Ferreira, Lewis Gibson, Harry Hagan, Rhys Hughes, Jonjoe Kenny, Sebastian Kristensen, Andrew Lonergan, Cenk Tosun.
Laurens De Bock, Josh Galloway, Alfie Hughes, Bobby-Emmanuel Kamwa.
Vontae Daley-Campbell, Callum Hulme, Eldin Jakupovic, Brian Russ, Tyrese Shade, Jacob Wakeling.
Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Loris Karius, Luis Longstaff, Sheyi Ojo, Divock Origi, Sean Wilson, Ben Woodburn.
Mohammed Aminu, Jayden Braaf, Fernando Luiz Roza, Rowan McDonald, Kwaku Nuamah Oduroh.
D’Mani Bughail-Mellor, Edinson Cavani, Reece Devine, Lee Grant, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Paul McShane, Paul Pogba, Connor Stanley, Paul Woolston.
Thomas Allan, Ryan Barrett, Bradley Cross, Oisin McEntee, Mohammed Sangare, Regan Thomson, Jake Turner, Adam Wilson.
Josip Drmic, Joshua Giurgi, Nelson Khumbeni, Reece McAlear, Aston Oxborough, Lukas Rupp.
Ethan Burnett, Fraser Forster, Harry Lewis, Ramello Mitchell, Oludare Olufunwa, Benjamin Smales Braithwaite, Jayden Smith
Kacper Kurylowicz, Dermi Lusala, Jeremie Mukendi, Isak Solberg.
Derek Agyakwa, Dante Baptiste, Jimiel Chikukwa, Kamil Conte, Kane Crichlow, Ben Foster, Andre Gray, Dominic Hutchinson, George Langston, Kyrece Lisbie, Kyrelle Lisbie, Ryan McClean, Nicolas Nkoulou, Joshua O’Brien, Adam Parkes, Daniel Phips Maurizio Pochettino.
Ossama Ashley, Bernardo Rosa, Amadou Diallo, Jayden Fevrier, Ryan Fredericks, Nathan Holland, David Martin, Mark Noble, Andriy Yarmolenko.
Conor Carty, Pascal Estrada, Joao Moutinho, Marcal, Raphael Nya, James Pardington, John Ruddy, Romain Saiss.