Gallery: The 16 Sheffield United players set to leave Bramall Lane in the summer, as things stand

With 16 players understood to be approaching the final six months of their contracts, it promises to be an interesting summer at Sheffield United.

Which division United are in next season – they entered the World Cup break second in the Championship table – will undoubtedly play a big part in many of the decisions, while some of those players facing uncertain futures almost certain to have an option in their contract allowing the Blades to extend them by a further season.

Some of the players nearing the expiry of their deals are experienced heads, some promising youngsters. Boss Paul Heckingbottom has made his recommendations to the Bramall Lane board of who he feels should be offered fresh terms, admitting earlier this season: "It is out of my hands now.”

We have a look, in squad number order, at the 16 players – with some real fan favourites nearing the expiry of their Bramall Lane deals ...

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