Arsene Wenger has today admitted that Alexis Sanchez’s contract situation is far from ideal.
He said: ”Let’s not be wrong, it’s not an ideal situation on the financial side and it demands some sacrifice.
“But first of all, it doesn’t mean the players who are in the final year of their contract will not extend their contract. You have still that possibility and we work on that as well.”
The Arsenal star’s deal expires in the summer of 2018, meaning he could become a free agent if the club can’t negotiate a new contract with him.
Wenger could also lose the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla for absolutely nothing.
But he’s certainly not the only manager sweating over the future of some of his best players.
In the gallery above, you’ll find 50 top footballers in Europe who could be available for nothing next summer.
Click through the gallery above to see 50 brilliant players whose contracts expire in 2018.