Might be worth having a look at whose contracts our beginning to run down and their ages when their contracts expire now:
1 year left: Baines (34), Williams (34), Jagielka (36), Stekelenburg (36), Browning (25)
2 years left: Mirallas (32), McCarthy (29), Martina (30), Galloway (24), Niasse (30)
There's maybe one or two players we might offer an extension to, but some of these players have been getting proper game time. Baines, Jagielka, Williams, Niasse, Martina all made 25+ times this season. You'd assume that we're gonna try and get some money on Mirallas, McCarthy, Martina and maybe the likes of Williams and Niasse too, rather than offer new contracts.
I think there's probably a decent case that the squad desperately needs new additions this season, if only to avoid having another clusterfuck where we need to bring in 10 odd players next summer.