Quite a few high-quality Championship players have been told they can leave at the end of their contracts this summer.

We go through the ones who we think would provide a wealth of experience and quality and ultimately save the club millions.

While the takeover talks are ongoing and Lee Bowyer’s position as Blues boss is under threat, time is of the essence to bring in players before pre-season. 

With very little money moving between clubs in the division, savvy recruitment will be a necessity once again for Technical Director Craig Gardner, especially this summer with there being more high-quality free agents on the market than ever before.                                                                                     

Free agents available this summer