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Retained Lists: Sessegnon, Thiago and Kouyaté released by Premier League clubs

Clubs have started planning for next season by releasing their unwanted players

Brandon Williams

A raft of Premier League clubs today announced their retained lists with some well-known players about to hit the free agency market.

Tottenham have opted against offering a new contract to Ryan Sessegnon and Japhet Tanganga while Eric Dier and Ivan Perisic had both agreed deals elsewhere in January with Dier joining Bayern Munich and Perisic going to Hajduk Split.

Nottingham Forest released defender Scott McKenna and West Ham did likewise with the long-serving Angelo Ogbonna.

Liverpool announced last month that defender Joel Matip and midfielder Thiago would be leaving.

The full list of players to be released is:

Steven Alzate
Adam Lallana

Joel Matip

Manchester United
Brandon Williams
Raphael Varane
Anthony Martial

Nottingham Forest
Harry Arter
Wayne Hennessey
Cheikhou Kouyaté
Loïc Mbe Soh
Scott McKenna
Felipe (retiring)

Eric Dier
Ivan Perisic
Ryan Sessegnon
Japhet Tanganga

West Ham
Angelo Ogbonna
Joseph Anang

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.