Five of the best European talents available on a free this summer

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The January transfer window may now be closed, but that doesn't mean to say teams won't have already started planning for the summer.

Big-money arrivals will undoubtedly dominate the post-season window, but clubs will still be on the lookout for a bargain or two to bolster their respective squads.

Come this summer there are an array of stars whose contracts will have expired - lets take a look at five of the best players who will be available on a free.


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The versatile Uruguyan defender can either play at centre-half or full-back yet finds himself out of favour at Juventus and looks likely to leave this summer. He may have even played his last game for the Italian giants following a recent Achilles injury.

A move to Roma was mooted in January, but the Old Lady were unwilling to let Caceres join a league rival. Liverpool were also reportedly interested in a bid to sure up their defence, but it seems Schalke's Joel Matip, who is also a free agent this summer, is their prime defensive target.


The Algerian currently plies his trade in La Liga for Valencia and would offer pace and creativity to any team should he complete a move away.

And with Gary Neville's side struggling this season, whether they can convince one of their star players to remain at the Mestalla Stadium remains to be seen.


Sevilla's central midfielder is one of La Liga's best creative talents yet hasn't been given the praise and attention he duly deserves.

The Argentine has been frequently linked with a move to Manchester United in recent windows, with Louis van Gaal's side desperate for an energetic, deep-lying playmaker. Interest will undoubtedly be high in Benaga, though, suggesting the Red Devils face a battle to sign him.


The first of two Paris Saint-Germain stars out of contract this summer, the versatile Lavezzi can play as a winger or secondary striker. He usually finds himself deployed on the flank, though, such is his ability to cut inside with great effect.

Again, interest will be rife in the 30-year-old, with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Chinese Super League's Guoan Beijing reportedly in the running. 


At the age of 34, Ibrahimovic is still one of world football's best strikers. It's widely expected he will leave PSG at the end of his current deal and you have to imagine a host of clubs will be lining up to speak to the Sweden international.

The former Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus star has proved his quality across Europe, suggesting it might be time to prove his mettel in the Premier League or perhaps in the MLS.

The arrogant forward has 21 goals in 20 Ligue 1 appearances this season, proving age is just a number when you're as vastly talent as 'Zlatan'.

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