CELTIC face ongoing uncertainty about players’ contracts with the season in chaos due to the coronavirus lockdown.
The Hoops were 13 points ahead in the Premiership with eight games to play when global football came to an emergency halt last month.
The eight-in-a-row champions currently have four players on their books on loan deals – goalkeeper Fraser Forster and forward Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton), right-back Moritz Bauer (Stoke City) and winger Daniel Arzani (Manchester City) – who are due to return to their parent clubs in June.
Scotland international shotstopper Craig Gordon and versatile Republic of Ireland star Jonny Hayes are also due to become free agents.
Left-back Calvin Miller, whose temporary switch to Ayr United was cruelly interrupted by serious injury, is also due to come out of contract.
With football suspended for an indefinite period, FIFA have hinted players preparing to depart could be set to stay with their clubs beyond the expiry of their deals, as CQN reported.
Of course, the Hoops, the richest club in the country with an annual wage bill of around £60million, are not the only team in limbo in these unprecedented times..
Here is a list of out-of-contract and loan players for ALL Premiership clubs.
CRAIG GORDON…due to become a free agent in the summer.
Craig Gordon, Jonny Hayes and Calvin Miller (contracts due to expire), Fraser Forster, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Daniel Arzani and Moritz Bauer (loans due to be completed)
Tomas Cerny, Jon Gallagher
Scott McMann, Blair Alston, Mickel Miller, Alex Gogic, Aaron McGowan, George Oakley, Scott Martin, Steve Davies, David Templeton, Shaun Want, Markus Fjortoft, Ciaran McKenna, Reegan Mimnaugh, Johnny Hunt, Luke Southwood, Andy Dales, Sam Woods, Kyle Gourlay
Donis Avdijaj, Joel Pereira, Ryotaro Meshino, Oliver Bozanic, Clevid Dikamona, Toby Sibbick, Jamie Brandon, Marcel Langer, Lewis Moore
Stephane Omeonga, Marc McNulty, Greg Docherty, Adam Bodgan, Jason Naismith, Vykintas Slivka, Steven Whittaker
ANTHONY RALSTON…due to return after season-long loan at St Johnstone.
Stephen O’Donnell, Jan Koprivec, Dario Del Fabro, Laurentiu Branescu, Harry Bunn, Niko Hamalainen, Greg Kiltie, Chris Burke, Rory McKenzie, Harvey St Clair, Gary Dicker (option for another year), Mohamed El Makrini (option for another year), Stephen Hendrie, Adam Frizzell, Ross Millen, Devlin Mackay, Connor Johnson
Steven Lawless, Alan Lithgow, Chris Erskine, Rickie Lamie, Dolly Menga, Steve Lawson, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, Robbie McCrorie, Ryan Schofield, Ciaron Brown
Richard Tait, Tony Watt, Mark Gillespie, Chris Long, Rolando Aarons, Charles Dunne, Liam Grimshaw, Peter Hartley, Mark O’Hara, Christian Ilic, Mikael Ndjoli, Barry Maguire,Christie Manzinga
Ianis Hagi, Sheyi Ojo, Jon Flanagan, Florian Kamberi, Andy Halliday, Wes Foderingham
Marcus Fraser, Sean Kelly, Callum Morris, Keith Watson, Iain Vigurs, Tom Grivosti, Ricky Foster, Lewis Spence, Liam Fontaine, Harry Paton, Don Cowie, Nathan Baxter
Anthony Ralston, Murray Davidson, Jason Holt, Drey Wright, Liam Craig, Callum Booth, Danny Swanson, Chris Kane, Matt Butcher, Max Johnstone, Isaiah Jones
Ross Wallace, Vaclav Hladky, Tony Andreu, Stephen McGinn, Danny Mullen, Ryan Flynn, Lee Hodson, Gary MacKenzie, Seifedin Chabbi, Alex Jakubiak, Cody Cooke, Oan Djorkaeff, Akin Famewo