COLCHESTER United have revealed today that they have made offers to their players who are due to see their contracts expire, this summer.

But who are the U's stars who will be mulling over new deals?

Mikael Mandron and Ryan Gondoh, who were both due to see their contracts run out, have been released by Colchester.

However, they are only two of a number of other players at the U's who were due to see their existing terms run out, in the coming weeks.

And with a number of those players with club-led options on their contracts, the situation is not necessarily straight forward.

Sammie Szmodics, who finished the season as Colchester's leading scorer with 15 goals, will officially see his three-year deal expire later this summer.

But the Gazette understands that the U's have an option to extend the contract of the former Stanway School pupil.

And should that be activated, it could mean him the former U's academy player, who has been heavily linked with a move to Championship club Bristol City, leaving for a fee.

The future of Brennan Dickenson, who finished the season on a high and scored Colchester's opener in their 3-0 win at Lincoln City, is uncertain.

Last summer, the U's activated the option to extend the winger's contract for a further year but the former Gillingham attacker is due to see that deal expire in a few weeks' time.

Long-serving Tom Eastman is another first-team player due to see his contract run out, this summer.

The Colchester-born defender, who has been at the U's for eight years, penned a new two-year deal in 2017 and has been offered new terms.

Goalkeeper Dillon Barnes, midfielder Diaz Wright and forward Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe, who is currently on loan at League of Ireland side Derry City, are also due to see their contracts expire, this summer.

The future of former Wycombe Wanderers midfielder Sam Saunders is less clear.

The 35-year-old signed a short-term deal with Colchester in January, after joining them on a free transfer.

Saunders made six appearances for the U's, in the final weeks of the League Two campaign and impressed in the latter stages of their season.