Transfer guide: The best players available for free this summer - including, Dimitar Berbatov, Ashley Cole and Nemanja Vidic

The Premier League players whose contracts expire this summer

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Transfer news in the January window usually focuses on the big money deals as clubs frantically try to sign players they hope will change their season.

However, the month also marks the point at which some players enter the last six months of their contract.

There are all types of player who tend to fall into this group; those running down their contracts hoping for a move to bigger club, players nearing the end of their careers or just those no longer wanted by their clubs.

This year's collection from the Premier League is no exception.

Here, we guide you through the players that could be leaving their clubs for free this summer - or on the flip-side - the players who could be coming to your team for absolutely nothing.