Every Premier League club announces players they have released and it includes some big names

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Richard Dunne 'open to offers' after leaving QPR
Richard Dunne 'open to offers' after leaving QPR

The transfer window officially opened for business today and while players cannot be registered by new clubs until July 1st, negotiations are well under way over a host of high profile moves.

Manchester United were quick off the mark as they signed Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven last month, while Liverpool have also got their summer recruitment drive underway with the captures of James Milner and Danny Ings on free transfers.

Republic of Ireland veteran Richard Dunne is eager to continue his career despite reports earlier this month that he had retired, while Irishman Stephen Quinn is another out of contract player as he faces an uncertain future at relegated Hull.

The highest profile movers will be the players who move for big money in the weeks and months ahead, but here at the names that are out of contract this summer and waiting to be snapped up by a Premier League club.

The players released below may, of course, be resigned by their current clubs.

Arsenal: Mathieu Flamini, Abou Diaby, Damian Martinez

Aston Villa: Darren Bent, Ron Vlaar, Chris Herd, Enda Stevens

Burnley: Dean Marney, Steven Reid, Ross Wallace, Michael Duff

Chelsea: Didier Drogba, Gael Kakuta

Crystal Palace: Shola Ameobi, Jerome Thomas, Brede Hangeland, Owen Garvan, 

Everton: Sylvain Distin, Antolin Alcaraz, Luke Garbutt

Hull City: Steve Harper, Liam Rosenior, Paul McShane, Alex Bruce, Stephen Quinn, Yannick Sagbo, Maynor Figueroa, Joe Dudgeon

Leicester: Esteban Cambiasso, Matthew Upson, Paul Konchesky, Marcin Wasilewski, Dean Hammond, Conrad Logan, Zoumana Bakayogo

Liverpool: Kolo Toure, Glen Johnson (above), Jon Flanagan, Jerome Sinclair

Manchester City: Richard Wright, Micah Richards, John Guidetti

Manchester United: James Wilson, Ben Amos

Newcastle United: Jonas Guitierrez, Ryan Taylor, Sammy Ameobi, Freddie Woodman

Queen Park Rangers: Shaun Wright-Phillips, Rio Ferdinand, Joey Barton, Richard Dunne, Brian Murphy, Bobby Zamora, Karl Henry, Clint Hill, Alejandro Faurlin 

Southampton: Artur Boruc

Stoke City: Jonathan Walters, Thomas Sorensen, Peter Odemwingie, Andy Wilkinson, Wilson Palacios

Sunderland: Wes Brown, Anthony Reveillere

Swansea City: Gerhard Tremmel, David Cornell

West Bromwich Albion: Boaz Myhill, Chris Baird, Gareth McAuley, Youssuf Mulumbu, Claudio Yacob

West Ham: Guy Demel, Carlton Cole, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Nene