Pre-contract? 44 big-name players entering last six months of their deals

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Huge names at the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Arsenal are all set to enter the final six months of their existing contracts come January.

Any Football Manager player worth their salt will know to keep an eye on the pre-contract market whenever the New Year rolls around, with players able to negotiate with foreign clubs once they have six months remaining on their deals.

We all know about Lionel Messi and Georginio Wijnaldum, but who are the other players that clubs will be casting a tempted eye over? We’ve rounded up some of the biggest names in Europe’s top five leagues that might be starting to get itchy feet.

Premier League

Georginio Wijnaldum – Liverpool
Sergio Aguero – Man City
Fernandinho – Man City
Mesut Ozil – Arsenal
David Luiz – Arsenal
Jesse Lingard – Man Utd
Juan Mata – Man Utd
Olivier Giroud – Chelsea
Danny Rose – Tottenham
Demarai Gray – Leicester City

La Liga

Lionel Messi – Barcelona
Riqui Puig – Barcelona
Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
Luka Modric – Real Madrid
Lucas Vazquez – Real Madrid
Diego Costa – Atletico Madrid
Kevin Gameiro – Valencia
Jesus Navas – Sevilla
Joaquin – Real Betis
Nacho Monreal – Real Sociedad

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Serie A

Gianluigi Donnarumma – AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
Hakan Calhanoglu – AC Milan
Sami Khedira – Juventus
Giorgio Chiellini – Juventus
Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus
Aleksandar Kolarov – Inter Milan
Ashley Young – Inter Milan
Arakdiusz Milik – Napoli
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Roma
Franck Ribery – Fiorentina

Bundesliga

David Alaba – Bayern Munich
Jerome Boateng – Bayern Munich
Javi Martinez – Bayern Munich
Aleksandar Dragovic – Bayer Leverkusen
Nabil Bentaleb – Schalke
Marcel Schmelzer – Borussia Dortmund

Ligue 1

Memphis Depay – Lyon
Florian Thauvin – Marseille
Angel Di Maria – PSG
Julian Draxler – PSG
Juan Bernat – PSG
Stevan Jovetic – Monaco
Hatem Ben Arfa – Bordeaux


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