SCOTT Parker confirmed the futures of the likes of Gary Cahill and Robbie Brady are set to be discussed early this week.

The experienced pair are among a swathe of players within Cherries' squad who are currently set to depart the club ahead of next season.

Former England and Chelsea centre-back Cahill, 36, arrived as a free agent on a one-year deal last summer.

He proved a vital member of Parker's side in the first half of the campaign, but has not featured since getting sent off at Barnsley in January, with mid-season arrival Nat Phillips taking his spot.

Cahill ended the campaign having made 22 appearances for Cherries.

Brady, 30, arrived also on a free in October, but struggled with injury problems for much of the season.

The Republic of Ireland international did however return in time to feature during the closing weeks of the season, starting on the right wing in the final-day win over Millwall on Saturday.

Former Burnley man Brady penned a deal until this summer when first joining, but Cherries retain an option to extend that contract.

He made seven appearances for the club in league and cup this season.

Asked what the next steps are for Cahill and Brady, boss Parker told the Daily Echo: "It’s still so early. I’ll sit down early (this week) with the people I need to sit down with – Richard Hughes, Simon Francis and we’ll go through the squad and we’ll go through what we feel we need to do and what the options are on people.

"There’s a lot of ifs and buts and question marks in terms of where we see things or contractual wise with parent clubs or not.

"So I’m not in a clear enough frame or I don’t know the full scope of the pictures of what they are, so we’ll go through that early (this week)."

As well as the contracts of Cahill and Brady, deals on loanees Freddie Woodman, Ethan Laird, Phillips, Leif Davis, Todd Cantwell and Morgan Rogers are also set to expire in the coming weeks. Cherries do retain options on some of those players, including Cantwell and Rogers, to make the deals permanent should they wish to.