If nothing changes, and we know with embargo, big signings might be hard dependent on various caveats of the embargo.
Dorus de Vries
With Dougies recent praise of Dimi, I would hazard he might be pushed as a potential number 1 for next season. If he gets a couple of starts in the last games, then I think this is likely.
The defence is rather thin on the ground should expected departures of Halford, Harding and Collins occur, and possibly Laing. With Lascelles going to Newcastle, and Kane returning to Chelsea, option are limited though, Roger Riera may get promoted to the First team squad. We will need defensive options however.
It remains to be seen what versions of Reid and Cohen will return from lengthy layoffs. Reid of course is getting on, and any lay off longer than a month at his age is harder to come back from. Cohen is on his third major knee injury. That will be hard to come back from. Majewski and Abdouns loans end, but they might be shipped out, and McLaughlin looks to have no future. Antonio and Lansbury remain in demand, and Osborn has cemented his first team credentials. Paterson remains an enigma.
Veldwijk is a failure, Assombalonga is out till beyond Christmas, which leaves Blackstock, Walker and Fryatt (with his questionable fitness record) which may see Mackie back in the frame. That or we flog him and his excessive wages.
Aside from Darlow and Gardner, most of the first team should be sticking around. Most loans have ended up being fringe players including Lascelles, but Darlow has been first choice for a couple of years now and Gardner has been a huge difference in the side.