Hartlepool United will cut their youth set-up leading a host of players – some of whom have received interest – to move on this summer, TEAMtalk understands.
Pools have struggled with costs since their relegation to the National League and a cull of their youth budget forms part of cost-cutting measures.
Despite having an excellent batch of young players, the club are not in the position to take them onto professional deals.
Now, TEAMtalk understands striker Joe Grey, goalkeeper Brad Young, full-back Harrison Webster, midfielder Connor Rennison and forward Luke Chapman are amongst the players set to leave.
Young was linked with Chelsea and Arsenal earlier this year, whilst Nottingham Forest, Wolves and Leeds United have looked at Webster.
Barnsley, Charlton and Leeds have expressed an interest in Rennison, whilst Sunderland, Newcastle and Middlesbrough are amongst the clubs looking at both Grey and Chapman.