12 big stars who are now free agents

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With a host of player contracts having expired at the end of June, here are 12 of the best free agents clubs can now sign ahead of the 2022/23 campaign!

With 1 July having arrived, Argentine duo Angel Di Maria and Paulo Dybala are now officially clubless after leaving Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, respectively.

Scroll through the gallery above to see 12 of the best free agents clubs can now snap up!

Both players were linked with moves to FC Barcelona, but that avenue seems to have closed, with Blaugrana manager Xavi Hernandez prioritising other targets ahead of the pair, according to reports in Spain.

Dybala's representatives are said to have been in talks with Inter Milan, but negotiations have stalled following Romelu Lukaku's loan return to the club this week, per Football Italia.

Di Maria, meanwhile, is said to have reached an agreement to join Juventus next season on a one-year contract. According to Tuttomercatoweb, the deal would see the winger earn €6 million (R102 million) a season in Turin, plus bonuses linked to his appearances and number of goals scored.

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In England, former Manchester United star Jesse Lingard remains unattached after his exit from Old Trafford was confirmed at the end of the 2021/22 campaign. West Ham United are said to be his most likely destination after he impressed on loan there in the second half of the 2020/21 season.

According to Sky Sports, the Hammers are now waiting for the 29-year-old to make a decision on his future as they have already made an offer to sign him.

In Spain, France star Ousmane Dembele is no longer a Barca player after months of negotiations over a contract extension, although it remains to be seen if a new deal can still be agreed with the Catalans – check out the gallery up top to see more of the best free agents now available to be snapped up!

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