Which Premier League players are being released on June 30? Can David Luiz, Willian and Jordon Ibe still play

PROJECT RESTART looks set to bring Premier League football back after almost four months away.

No top-flight matches have been played since March 9 and the suspension has caused issues for clubs when it comes to players' contracts.

Some top-flight players see their current deal run out on June 30, with that date usually after all domestic football in England is finished for the summer.

But with the exceptional circumstances the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up, contracts for some will now run out whilst the season is still in progress.

Which Premier League players are being released on June 30?

Premier League clubs WILL be able to enter short-term negotiations with players they wish to keep after the June 30 deadline.

Richard Masters, the Premier League chief executive, said: "What we decided is to ensure, as far as possible, that clubs complete the season with the same squad they had available, prior to the suspension of the campaign.

"Players can extend their contracts beyond June 30 until the end of the season, but it must be agreed by both parties."

These negotiations must be finalised by June 23.

The following players from each Premier League club have contracts expiring on June 30 and therefore will need to negotiate an extension or a brand new contract, otherwise they will become a free agent.


  • Matt Macey
  • David Luiz

Aston Villa

  • Borja Baston
  • Matija Sarkic
  • Keinan Davis


  • Simon Francis
  • Artur Boruc
  • Andrew Surman
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Ryan Fraser
  • Jordon Ibe
  • Jack Simpson


  • Beram Kayal
  • Ezequiel Schelotto


  • Aaron Lennon
  • Phil Bardsley
  • Joe Hart
  • Adam Legzdins
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Robbie Brady
  • Jeff Hendrick


  • Willian
  • Pedro
  • Marco van Ginkel

Crystal Palace

  • Stephan Henderson
  • Scott Dann


  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Leighton Baines
  • Cuco Martina
  • Oumar Niasse

Leicester City

  • Eldin Jakupovic
  • Christian Fuchs
  • Wes Morgan
  • Nampalys Mendy


  • Andy Lonergan
  • Adam Lallana
  • Nathaniel Clyne

Manchester City

  • David Silva
  • Claudio Bravo

Manchester United

  • Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Newcastle United

  • Rob Elliot
  • Andy Carroll
  • Jack Colback
  • Karl Darlow
  • Javier Manquillo
  • Jamie Sterry
  • Matt Longstaff

Sheffield United

  • Phil Jagielka
  • Leon Clarke
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Ricky Holmes
  • John Lundstram
  • Kieron Freedman


  • Shane Long


  • Japhet Tanganga
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Michel Vorm


  • Ben Foster
  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Jose Holebas
  • Daniel Bachmann

West Ham

  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Carlos Sanchez


  • John Ruddy
  • Phil Ofusu-Ayeh
  • Bright Enobakhare
  • Max Kilman

Can players released and picked up by another club still play?

If a player is let go by their club on June 30 and a new contract or extension isn't agreed, they become a free agent.

Free agents can usually be signed by another club at ANY time of the season – that includes outside of the transfer window.

David Luiz, Willian and Jordon Ibe have all reportedly been told that they will not be offered a new deal and will be released on June 30, free to look for other clubs in England or abroad.

Once Project Restart is up and running, the Premier League will likely clarify their registration rules for free agents in these unparalleled times.

Brazilian defender Luiz only joined Chelsea a year ago in what was widely thought of as a two-year deal.

But reports suggest it was only an initial 12-month contract and no talks are planned to keep Luiz in North London.

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