Which Premier League clubs have the most players still to offload?

Spurs want rid of three midfielders, United are keen to clear out defenders and FIVE Chelsea stars don’t have squad numbers… which Premier League clubs have the most players to offload?

  • There are just three weeks remaining before the summer transfer window closes
  • Multiple Premier League clubs still have a number of fringe players to offload
  • Tottenham want to sell three midfielders after their omissions from summer tour
  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel did not hand five of his players a squad number

As we enter the final weeks of the transfer window, plenty of Premier League clubs are still busy in the market as they look to finalise their squads.

Yet while most of the focus will be on new arrivals, there is still set to be a number of outgoings at a number of sides in the top-flight. 

Below, Sportsmail has taken a deep dive into the Premier League clubs that still need to offload players in the final weeks of the summer window.

With Premier League clubs looking to trim their squads in the last few weeks of the transfer window, Sportsmail looks at the sides who still need to offload players before the deadline. Tottenham’s Harry Winks (pictured) is one of those up for sale

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham have enjoyed arguably one of the best transfer windows in the Premier League. Six players have arrived at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Antonio Conte attempts to build a squad that is capable of challenging for the title.

The north London side have splurged almost £100million on Richarlison, Yves Bissouma and Djed Spence, while Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster have been signed on free transfers and Clement Lenglet has arrived on a season-long loan.

And it is believed that Spurs are not done there. Conte is keen to bolster his options in the closing stages of the window but must generate funds in order to do so.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is keen to offload a number of players before the window shuts

Tottenham have indicated midfield trio Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso are all free to depart N17 this summer, while left-back Sergio Reguilon is also surplus to requirements.

The quartet were all left out of Spurs’ pre-season tour of South Korea last month – paving the way for their respective exits.

Finally, winger Bryan Gil is expected to be offloaded after struggling to make an impact since arriving in north London. 

The Spaniard made just nine appearances for Spurs last term and spent the second half of the season on loan at Valencia.

Winger Bryan Gil has been a peripheral figure in the Spurs squad since his arrival last summer


Meanwhile in west London, five Chelsea players are due to depart Stamford Bridge after they were not handed squad numbers for the season.

The list of players is headed by £33m flop Michy Batshuayi, who has spent the last few campaigns out on loan. And it appears that the striker’s time in SW5 is coming to an end following the recent number snub.

Midfielder Ross Barkley has also been omitted. The 28-year-old made just six Premier League appearances for the Blues last term and has fallen further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel did not hand five Chelsea players squad numbers this season

Midfielder Ross Barkley is set to depart Stamford Bridge this summer following the omission

Young duo Billy Gilmour is also a surprise inclusions on the list, with the Scot expected to depart on loan this summer to further his development.

And the final two players that are not set to part of Thomas Tuchel’s plans are left-wing backs Kenedy and Baba Rahman. 

The pair have failed to impose themselves on the Chelsea squad, and the Blues’ £62m swoop for Marc Cucurella has opened the door for their exits.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has also struggled for game time under Tuchel and is pushing to leave – but reports suggest new owner Todd Boehly is trying to persuade him to stay. 

Billy Gilmour (left) and Ethan Ampadu (right) could both depart Chelsea for loan spells

Hudson-Odoi is also keen to depart Stamford Bridge – but Todd Boehly wants him to stay


Arsenal have also enjoyed a fruitful transfer window, with Mikel Arteta’s side making shrewd moves for Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Vieira.

And while the Gunners have already sold Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi, there is still set to be a few more players out the door at the Emirates.

Returning loanee William Saliba looks to be a permanent fixture in Mikel Arteta’s side this season – clearing the way for defender Pablo Mari’s exit.

Defender Pablo Mari is likely to return to Serie A after a loan spell at Udinese during last season

The Spaniard has returned to Serie A on a season-long loan to newly promoted Monza after spending the second half of last season on loan at Udinese.

Academy graduates Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles also appear to be dispensable following their loan spells away from north London las term. 

Lastly, the Gunners are prepared to cut their losses on £72million signing Nicolas Pepe, with a number of clubs on the continent signalling an interest in the winger.

Manchester United

It has been an eventful summer at Manchester United, with new manager Erik ten Hag’s era getting underway.

Despite plenty of speculation surrounding potential incomings at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have signed just three players in the window after struggling to strike deals with a number of targets.

And the same can be said for offloading fringe players, with a number of defenders free to leave United before the window shuts on September 1 but not much progress yet.

Centre-back pairing Phil Jones and Eric Bailly have seen their game time significantly reduced in recent years and the arrival of Lisandro Martinez has paved the way for their departures this summer. Victor Lindelof could also be dispensable.

Fellow defenders Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Axel Tuanzebe are also thought to be surplus to requirements, with uncertainty over the future of full back Brandon Williams too.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has seen his game time reduce significantly at the club

Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has an abundance of defenders available to him at Old Trafford

Newcastle United 

Newcastle have taken an extremely astute approach to the summer window despite their well-documented Saudi fortunes.

Yet there is a feeling there still needs to be a major overhaul at St James’ Park before the Magpies can reach the heights that their wealthy owners desire. 

Full-back Jamal Lewis failed to make a Premier League outing for Eddie Howe’s side after injury issues in the north east.

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe is readying a summer clear-out at St. James’ Park

Jamal Lewis has fallen down the pecking order at Newcastle following Matt Targett’s arrival

Lewis was then dropped from the Magpies’ Premier League squad and has since become second choice following Matt Targett’s excellent displays last season. 

Goalkeeper Karl Darlow could also leave Newcastle this summer, as Nick Pope’s arrival has pushed him down the pecking order. 

Darlow failed to feature in either of the Magpies’ home friendlies against Athletic Bilbao and Atalanta in pre-season, with three other shot-stoppers – Pope, Martin Dubravka and Mark Gillespie – vying for a place in the Newcastle squad.

Aston Villa

There has been a huge shake-up at Aston Villa since manager Steven Gerrard’s arrival in the Villa Park dugout.

An influx of high-profile signings have arrived in the west Midlands as Gerrard has attempted to put his stamp on the side.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard (pictured) is keen to put his own stamp on the Villa side 

Wingers Anwar El Ghazi and Bertrand Traore’s positions in the squad are under scrutiny following the change in system. 

The former Rangers boss abandoned wingers in his system last term, instead opting to deploy two attacking midfielders behind a lone striker. 

Midfielder Morgan Sanson may also depart Villa Park. The Villans snapped up Boubacar Kamara at the start of the window and the Frenchman looks to be a mainstay in the Villa midfield ahead of Sanson.

Nottingham Forest

Newly-promoted Nottingham Forest have been extremely active in the transfer window following their promotion via the Championship play-offs last season.

The Reds have splashed £85million on 12 new arrivals this summer, with manager Steve Cooper bidding to avoid a relegation battle. That in turn has resulted in a number of players being allowed to leave the City Ground. 

Striker Lyle Taylor was shipped out on loan to Birmingham last season and the Tricky Trees are open to the Montserrat international’s exit this summer.

Harry Arter and Joe Lolley also find themselves surplus to requirements on Trentside as Forest seek deals for the pair both to leave the City Ground. 

Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor spent second half of last season on loan at Birmingham 

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