This January, some of the star names in the Premier League will be free to talk to clubs around the world.

A whole host of stars in England's elite division will run out of contract come the end of the season and they may have to go in search of a new club.

Of course, between now and the end of the season, their current clubs may well offer them new deals, but as it stands, they have months remaining on their contracts.

Some stars may be coming to the end of their careers and may decide to retire, others may be desperate to cling on to top level football and some may be in search of bigger and better things as they look towards the future. 

But who are the biggest names to be coming to an end of their deals?

Here's the list: 

25. Nicklas Bendtner 

24. Federico Macheda

23. Joe Cole

22. Jack Colback

21. Matthew Etherington

20. Johnny Heitenga

19. Sebastian Larsson

18. Steve Sidwell

17. Nicolas Anelka

16. Fabio

15. Craig Bellamy

14. Joleon Lescott

13. Dimitar Berbatov

12. Samuel Eto'o

11. Ryan Giggs

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