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Gudmundsson to quit AZ

AZ Alkmaar have confirmed that Johann Berg Gudmundsson is leaving the club this summer when his contract expires.

The 23-year-old Iceland international winger has been with AZ since 2009, but he has decided not to sign a new deal at the AFAS Stadion.

Dutch clubs have to announce by April 1 whether they will renew deals of out-of-contract players, and AZ have confirmed that they will not be signing a new deal with Gudmundsson.

It is widely expected that Gudmundsson, who spent time with Fulham as a teenager, will be heading to England on a free transfer.

Previously, the likes of Bolton, Wigan and Nottingham Forest have been linked to the highly-rated wide-man.

Meanwhile, AZ have confirmed that Erik Falkenburg, Raymond Gyasi, Erik Heijblok and Paul Kok will also be leaving in the summer.