Fulham are already beginning their summer clear-out and Andre Schurrle is set to become the first casualty following their relegation to the Championship.
Fulham’s fate was sealed on Tuesday night with five Premier League games remaining as they were heavily defeated 4-1 by Watford at Vicarage Road.
And the Craven Cottage outfit have already started to prepare for life in the Championship by looking to let players go, with Schurrle perhaps first out the exit doors.
According to the Sun, Fulham will send Schurrle back to Borussia Dortmund a year early after insisting on a clause in his two-year loan contract that enabled them to cancel the agreement if they failed to beat the drop.
The clause in the German World Cup winner’s contract means the Championship-bound outfit will save around £2.5million in wages.
After a busy summer in which they tried to consolidate their status as a Premier League club, a string of players are set to leave in the upcoming transfer window as Fulham look to free themselves up financially.
However, before the transfer season gets underway, Fulham’s main focus will be on finishing the season with some pride.
Fulham take on Everton at home next on April 13 before finishing off with games against Bournemouth, Cardiff, Wolves and Newcastle.