The 66 Premier League stars FIFA transfer change affects – Five Chelsea, three Liverpool

There are 66 Premier League players out of contract in the summer, but their futures could be in limbo with FIFA stating they will be forced to stay at their clubs until the season is finished. The current campaign is suspended until further notice with no games being played until April 30 at the earliest with that date set to be moved back even further next week.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put the final few gameweeks of the campaign in jeopardy, but the Premier League are keen to get the season finished.

Just last week, they announced plans to extend the season indefinitely, meaning games could well be played into the summer months.

But that throws up some issues in regards to the transfer window and those players out of contract on June 30.

It’s looking increasingly unlikely all remaining matches will be played before that date and according to The Times, FIFA have brought in emergency measures to ensure players out of contract will remain with their current clubs.

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FIFA have labelled the coronavirus pandemic as a “force majeure”, meaning an unforeseen situation that prevents contracts from being fulfilled.

It is claimed that therefore gives FIFA the power to restrict player movement until seasons are completed.

Express Sport looks at every Premier League player set to be out of contract in the summer who will therefore be impacted by this ruling change.


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Premier League players out of contract on June 30


Matt Macey, Pablo Mari (loan), Dani Ceballos (loan)

Aston Villa

Pepe Reina (loan), Danny Drinkwater (loan), Borja Baston, Matija Sarkic, Keinan Davis


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


Beram Kayal, Ezequiel Schelotto,


Joe Hart, Aaron Lennon, Phil Bardsley, Adam Legzdins, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick


Willy Caballero, Willian, Pedro, Olivier Girooud, Marco van Ginkel


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Crystal Palace

Stephen Henderson, Scott Dann


Maarten Stekelenburg, Leighton Baines, Cuco Martina, Djibril Sidibé (loan), Oumar Niasse


Eldin Jakupovic, Christian Fuchs, Wes Morgan, Nampalys Mendy


Andy Lonergan, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne

Manchester City

Claudio Bravo, David Silva, Scott Carson (loan)

Manchester United

Odion Ighalo (loan), Timothy Fosu-Mensah


Rob Elliot, Andy Carroll, Danny Rose (loan), Jack Colback, Jetro Willems (loan), Javier Manquillo, Valentino Lazaro (loan), Nabil Bentaleb (loan), Jamie Sterry, Matty Longstaff


Ondrej Duda (loan)

Sheffield United

Phil Jagielka, Leon Clarke, Jack Rodwell, Ricky Holmes, Kieron Freeman, John Lundstram, Richairo Zivkovic (loan), Panagiotis Retsos (loan), Muhamed Besic (loan), Dean Henderson (loan)


Shane Long, Kevin Danso (loan), Kyle Walker-Peters (loan)


Michel Vorm, Jan Vertonghen, Japhet Tanganga


Ben Foster, Heurelho Gomes, Adrian Mariappa, Jose Holebas

West Ham

Pablo Zabaleta, Carlos Sanchez, Tomas Soucek (loan)


John Ruddy, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, Bright Enobakhare, Max Kilman, Enzo Loiodice (loan)

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