This summer looks like it will be a busy one for the club as Unai Emery finally gets a chance to make his mark on the squad.
While most eyes will be on the players coming in, there are a host of players who are set for the door and we could see as many as 12 (not counting youth players) finally depart.
Out of contract in the summer, Lichtsteiner has hardly set the club alight since his free move from Juventus in the summer.
He would quite like to stay and at £90kpw I can’t say I blame him.
He said in March that talks over a new deal had started but given he’s hardly been anywhere near the squad recently, it’s hard to understand how the club could justify giving him another contract.