With the European leagues now in the business end of the season, and the next transfer window not too far away, there are a few stars who could be picked up for free. Here are 12 of the biggest names who are set to be free agents at the end of this campaign.
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Hatem Ben Arfa is a bit of a forgotten man these days, but he is still on the books of Paris Saint-Germain, believe it or not. According to FourFourTwo, the 31-year-old midfielder is yet to play a single minute for the Ligue 1 side this season, and it is not surprising that he is expected to leave the Paris club in the next window.
According to Bild, long-serving Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is unlikely to get a new contract at the Bavarian giants and is expected to move elsewhere. The Dutchman recently retired from international football to prolong his club career, but this now seems likely to be at another club in Europe.
Striker Mario Balotelli is in the final six months of his contract with Nice, and has been tipped with a move to one of Europe's elite clubs in the next window. The Italian's move to the French club has been extremely beneficial for him as it gave him the opportunity to reignite his career.
Other stars who are set to be free agents come the end of this season, according to various reports, are Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, Lazio's Stefan de Vrij, Manchester City's Yaya Toure, Schalke's Max Meyer, Ajax Amsterdam's Amin Younes, Shakhtar Donetsk's Bernard, Liverpool's Emre Can, Bayern's Franck Ribery and Juventus' Kwadwo Asamoah.
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