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Premier League: Best free transfer XI this summer

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There are 65 Premier League players available on a free transfer this summer, and some of them are pretty big names that would make a welcome addition to any top side. 

In homage to the soon-to-be unattached stars, we have cyphered through the list to give you our best starting XI (4-3-3 formation) out of the lot. Enjoy!

Goalkeeper: Jussi Jaaskelainen

The 40-year-old goalkeeper has had a sterling career that isn’t over just yet. The Finnish international is currently at West Ham, but can’t get into the team due to the form of Adrian.

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His wealth of experience at the top level in England is vast, and he would slot in nicely at Championship level or above.

Full-back: Glen Johnson 

Johnson moved to Liverpool in 2009 for a fee in the region of £17m. The right-back has made over 190 appearances for the Reds during a six year period.

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Johnson has also made over 56 appearances for the England national team, but looks set to move on this summer when his contract ends.

Centre-half: Ron Vlaar

The Villa centre-back has had admiring glances from all over the place since his arrival in England in 2012. The Dutch international has made over 72 appearances for the Villa, and has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Interest is expected to be high in the summer, but Villa will be keen to hang onto their club captain. 

Centre-back: Kolo Toure

The Liverpool centre-back has been out-of-favour all season, and is expected to leave the club this summer. 

The player has featured over 30 times for the Reds, but looks increasingly likely to make the move abroad at the end of the season. Toure had at least on lucrative offer from Turkey last year. 

Full-back: Damien Delaney

Bit of a surprise this one. At 33, Delaney is certainly not getting any younger, yet despite his age, he has featured prominently for Palace this season. 

33 appearances have helped Alan Pardew's men shoot up the table, with the Eagles currently sat in 11th. 

Centre-midfield: Tom Cleverley 

The Manchester United midfielder is coming to the end of his United career and isn't expected to be offered a new deal. He has been on-loan at Villa since the start of the season, and despite a rocky start, has won over the United fans. 

Expected to attract a lot of attention this summer, especially from Premier League sides.

Centre-midfield: Abou Diaby

The French international has struggled to cement a place in the Arsenal side for a while now, mainly because of injury problems. 

He enjoyed his most successful years in the 2009/2010 season, where he made over 40 appearances for the Gunners.

Centre-midfield: James Milner

The Manchester City midfielder has been on the fringes of the City squad all season, despite being a big fan amongst the fans at the Etihad. 

The England international is yet to agree a new deal this summer, and has been linked with a move to Liverpool at the end of the season.

Left-forward: Danny Ings

The Burnley hitman has been the Clarets' star performer this season, and has single-handedly kept the Clarets in the run for survival. 

Nine Premier League goals have drawn admiring glances, and the England U21 international has been linked with Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Sociedad. Burnley will struggle to hold onto the 22-year-old at the end of the season. 

Centre-forward: Didier Drogba

The Chelsea veteran would slot into any Premier team on his day, and the Blues will be keen to keep hold of the Ivorian, perhaps for a player-coach role. 

He has made 18 Premier League appearances for Jose Mourinho's team this season, and will be in high-demand this summer from club's all over the world. 

Right-forward: Peter Odemwingie

The much travelled Nigeria international has missed the majority of the season, but has an impressive goals-per-game ratio for most of the teams he has played for.

Odemwingie is back in full training now, and Stoke might be keen to keep hold of the former West Brom striker to see what he can do when fully fit.

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