Transfer Talk: Top 10 free agents available in summer 2022
Some of football's biggest names are available for free this summer after seeing their contracts run down.
With the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba entering the last six months of their deals, bargain-hunting clubs can lock down an absolute steal by reaching a pre-contract agreement.
LiveScore have picked out our top 10 free agents available at the end of this season.
Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
Kylian Mbappe is top of Real Madrid's shopping list after Los Blancos saw a sensational move fall through at the start of the season.
They are believed to be in pole position to finally get their man, saving over £150million in the process, but reports are circulating that Paris Saint-Germain are ready to launch a last-gasp bid to persuade the 23-year-old to stay.
Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Real Madrid and Juventus have both been strongly linked with Paul Pogba, who has not played for Manchester United since November due to injury.
The Red Devils are still offering the French international, 28, a place at Old Trafford but it is looking increasingly likely he will depart the club on a free for the second time in his career.
Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele is set to quit the Spanish side this summer.
Manchester United and Newcastle have both been linked with the winger, who has refused to agree to a reduced contract as Barca try and balance the books.
Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Contract talks between Paulo Dybala and Italian giants Juventus have broken down, as long-term admirers Manchester United and Tottenham keep tabs on the situation.
The £45m playmaker has also been linked to Barcelona and will not be short of offers after starring in Serie A for many seasons.
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)
England international Jesse Lingard has failed to nail down a first-team spot at Old Trafford despite his stunning form on loan at West Ham in the second half of last season.
The Hammers are keen to sign him permanently and Tottenham have also been linked with the midfielder who needs regular football to force his way into the reckoning for England's World Cup bid.
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta must decide whether to keep Alexandre Lacazette or cash in this window after failing to agree an extension.
The Frenchman, 30, has been linked with Barca and with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of favour over disciplinary issues, there could soon be a changing of the guard in the Gunners' frontline.
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is confident that Hugo Lloris will agree a new contract despite interest from hometown club Nice, who are keen to bring him back.
The French stopper, 35, has been a star man for Spurs and would be a huge loss if he does not renew his deal.
Franck Kessie (AC Milan)
Highly-rated midfielder Franck Kessie, 25, has Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Real Madrid and PSG chasing his signature.
The race to sign the Ivory Coast star in the summer is believed to be wide open and whichever club comes out on top will be landing a huge talent.
Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)
Chelsea are preparing a fresh bid to keep star defender Antonio Rudiger at the club as pressure mounts from a number of interested parties.
The in-form defender, 28, has rejected two proposals from Chelsea, who are not willing to stretch to his wage demands — something Real Madrid, Manchester United or PSG may be willing to do.
Andreas Christensen (Chelsea)
Borussia Dortmund have become the latest club to register interest in signing Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen.
The Dane, 25, has a contract offer on the table from the Stamford Bridge outfit but Bayern Munich and Barca are circling.