Hearts head coach Ian Cathro has made his first signing of the summer, with defender Christophe Berra returning to Tynecastle.
The 32-year-old Scotland internationalist, who has also played for Wolves, moves from Ipswich Town in the English Championship.
Berra told the club website: “It’s a great feeling. I wanted to come back and there’s only one team in Scotland I wanted to play for and that’s Hearts.
“I’m born and bred in Edinburgh, my friends and family are here, and this is the only club I’ve ever played for in Scotland. Hopefully I can end my career here.”
Meanwhile, Tasos Avlonitis, Alex Tziolis, Lennard Sowah, Andraz Struna, Moha Choulay and Dylan Bikey will all leave when their short-term deals expire next month.