Paulo Dybala and Kylian Mbappe lead a star-studded list of talent that will be available on free transfers this summer with their parent clubs set to lose out on millions in missed fees.
Thanks to the 1995 Bosman ruling players are free to choose their own destiny when their previously agreed contracts come to an end – with clubs missing out on billions in potential transfer sums since.
Following the news that Dybala will be joining the growing list of free agents come the end of the season after failing to agree a new deal with Juventus – Daily Star Sport have taken a look at the eight most notable stars up for grabs.
Dybala's failure to agree a new deal with Serie A giants Juventus will bring to an end his seven-year association with the club.
The 28-year-old left Palermo for a fee of around £30million back in 2015, and has gone on to score 113 goals across 283 fixtures and win five league titles.
One source of regret for Dybala might be scoring only twice across his first 32 fixtures for Argentina – and his next club move could bear that in mind.
The most high-profile free transfer this summer looks set to be PSG star Mbappe, who has long been linked with a move to boyhood club Real Madrid.
However, it has been reported that Mbappe's mum Fayza Lamari has demanded that the club pay an extraordinary £125million signing on fee for the forward.
The France striker has snubbed talks over a new contract with PSG despite the best efforts of the club – and although a deal appeared close there might now be some more deliberations to be done following the shock request.
Paul Pogba's time at Manchester United looks set to end this summer with the France international finally coming to an end of the deal he signed in 2016.
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The club took up their option of extending that by a further year in 2021, but they have again failed to secure major silverware despite the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Overall, Pogba has shown glimpses of his brilliance but never been able to showcase the consistent form that earned him a move back to the Premier League from Juventus.
Antonio Rudiger is said to have been in talks with Chelsea over a new deal before their recent restrictions – but could now be forced to move on.
The Germany international has been one of the best defenders in the league since Thomas Tuchel arrived at the club – after which they lifted the Champions League.
Rudiger will not be short of options should his time at Stamford Bridge come to an end, with Juventus said to be leading the charge.
Ousmane Dembele has struggled in the most part since his 2017 move from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona in 2017 – which cost in the region of £100million.
However, the 24-year-old has burst back into life under the guidance of Xavi, registering nine assists across his 20 matches under the Spanish icon.
While that form could see the club and player enter fresh talks, he has been linked with moves to both PSG and United over the past few months.
Franck Kessie looks set to leave AC Milan this summer following five seasons at the club – having initially joined on loan from Atalanta in 2017.
The 25-year-old is said to be in talks with a switch to Barcelona, and he will be a big loss to the Serie A giants having scored 21 goals since the start of last season.
The Ivory Coast international has reportedly already undergone medicals with the Catalan outfit before a summer move having rejected multiple offers in Milan.
Jesse Lingard is set to finally leave United this summer having been blocked from returning to West Ham after a sparkling end to the 2020/21 Premier League season.
Having forced his way back into England plans, the 29-year-old will be dreaming of a fine start to the new season with the World Cup starting in November.
Lingard has made 19 appearances for the Red Devils so far this season – scoring only twice.
Boubacar Kamara looks set to find a new challenge this summer with his time at Marseille coming to an end.
The 22-year-old has made 146 appearances for the senior side since coming through their B-team and can play in both the centre of defence and as a defensive midfielder.
United were said to have offered a five-year deal to the France youth international back in January – but their managerial situation could dissuade him from joining.
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