The 76 Premier League stars set to become free agents as Newcastle United 'close' to signing out of contract man

Eddie Howe has hinted that Newcastle may look to use the free agent market to their advantage this summer

Newcastle United are edging closer to their second addition of the summer transfer window after triggering the £28m fee needed to make Lewis Hall’s loan from Chelsea permanent.

As it stands, the Magpies are widely considered to be the frontrunners to secure the signature of Fulham centre back Tosin Adarabioyo. The Manchester City academy graduate is out-of-contract in the summer and has recently turned down an offer by the West London side to keep him at Craven Cottage. 

Marco Silva is already planning for life without the centre-back having left him out of the squad for the last three matches - and it appears that Newcastle are winning the race to secure the 26-year-old’s signature ahead of the likes of AC Milan, Liverpool and West Ham.

It is widely reported that Newcastle are keen to get ahead of the curve on transfers as they react to injuries to Sven Botman and Jamaal Lascelles, and some sources believe the club are also on the verge of adding another free agent in Bournemouth’s Lloyd Kelly to the ranks.

With that in mind we take a look at all 76 top-flight players who are set to become free agents ahead of what promises to be a crucial summer transfer window.

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