Let’s find out who are the best players around Europe available for nothing this summer.
Federico Marchetti (Lazio) – The 32-year-old has been targeted by Liverpool, but Juve could also try to sign him if Neto leaves the club at the end of the season or in January. Hajduk Split’s Lovre Kalinic should be Marchetti’s replacement at the Stadio Olimpico.
RB: Gregory Van der Wiel (PSG) - Inter and Juventus are interested in signing the player as of next season. Roberto Mancini has also set his sights on Juve’s Martin Caceres, while Branislav Ivanovic could be an alternative to Van der Wiel for the Old Lady’s defense.
CB: Joel Matip (Shalke 04) and Nicolas N’Koulou (Marseille) – The duo have been linked with Lazio, but Juventus’ Andrea Barzagli could be another option for any club that are interested to strengthen their defensive line. Fiorentina and Milan have been linked with the veteran Azzurri defender.
LB: Caner Erkin (Fenerbache) - Inter were reportedly interested in signing him at the beginning of the season, but Mancini has plenty of options on both flanks, and he should sell some of his players before buying any new left and right-backs.
RW: André Carrillo (Sporting CP) – The Peru International has only played 606 minutes in all competitions so far. Inter (yes, them again!) wanted him earlier this season, but his status as a non-EU player will probably prevent him from joining the Serie A giants.
CM: Ever Banega (Sevilla FC) – You might know already that Juventus want to sign him in January or in June.
CM: Mati Fernandez (Fiorentina) – The 29-year-old was among Firentina’s mainstays under Vincenzo Montella last term, but he's only played 684 minutes since Paulo Sousa’s arrival at the Artemio Franchi this season. The Chile International could join Milan at the end of his contract with the Tuscans.
LW: Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia) – Gary Neville has offered him a € 2.5 million a year to extend his stay at the Estadio Mestalla, but the player’s agents want a € 4 million bonus to finalize the deal. Inter could pounce on Feghouli in case he’s be available for nothing at the end of the season.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ezequiel Lavezzi (PSG) – They both have experience of Serie A football, though the Argentinian is more likely to come back to Italy than the Swedish International. Juventus and Inter have already sounded out the Lavezzi’s availability to join them, whilst Ibra’s agent Mino Raiola has recently revealed that he’d love to see Zlatan playing in a Premier League club next season.