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Here are 17 big names that could be out of contract in the summer with only six months remaining

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The festive period is over and the whistle has been blown to start the second half of the Premier League season.

Liverpool are looking strong favourites to win their first ever Premier League title but not without an inevitable photo-finish with fellow contenders and current-holders Manchester City.

Chelsea have shown intent in the January transfer window with the signing of Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £58 million.

But with new signings means potential player exits, whether it is for a sizable fee or due to a contract expiring.

FourFourTwo's list of players whose contract runs out in June springs up a plethora of big names that could be snapped up for absolutely nothing from the Premier League and overseas.

Diego Godin - an ongoing target for Manchester United - has finally started showing signs of decline therefore only starting 11 La Liga games this season. The Uruguayan could be on the move despite Simeone's attempts to keep him.

Elsewhere, Adrien Rabiot could be on the move from Paris Saint-Germain, the 23-year-old has turned down three offers to re-sign with the French giants with Tottenham reportedly interested in the midfielder.

Arjen Robben and Mario Balotelli are also in the same predicament, with Robben already revealing he is to leave Bayern Munich once his contract reaches its end.

Red Star Belgrade v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Group C

Moving to England, Premier League mainstays Vincent Kompany and James Milner both only have six months left on their contract.

Kompany has been at Manchester City since 2008 and even with reduced game-time would prove valuable as a locker room leader.

Milner, on the other hand, has continued to feature regularly for Liverpool despite some recent injury scares. At 32 he still has the youthful fitness and desire that he always had and would provide some much-needed experience if signed up.

Crvena Zvezda v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Group C

Mousa Dembele and Olivier Giroud are also in the final months of their contracts for Tottenham and Chelsea respectively.

Dembele has suffered from injury problems this season, limiting him to just seven league appearances this campaign, but when fit is arguably Spurs' best deep-lying midfielder due to his strength and composure on the ball.

Giroud has struggled since joining Chelsea, so his contract coming to an end is hardly a surprise. The Frenchman has scored just four league goals since signing from Arsenal and therefore - along with Alvaro Morata - has fallen out of favour with Maurizio Sarri.

Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Juan Mata and Ander Herrera still have a part to play for Manchester United if given a new contract, however this all depends on who is in charge by the time June comes around.

Danny Welbeck, Eliaquim Mangala, Daniel Strurridge, Brahim Diaz, Nacho Monreal and David Luiz are also entering their final six months, whilst Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey has reportedly signed a pre-contract with Juventus.

Arsenal FC v Fulham FC - Premier League

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