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Luka Modric is one of several top midfielders who are free agents in the summer
There are plenty of big-name midfielders who are out of contract in June. Here are some of the stand-out stars who could be available on a free.
Real Madrid's Modric is like a fine wine: the older he gets, the better he gets. Now 37, he’s clear on one thing: “I only want to keep going if I deserve to play.”
Per French media outlet Le10Sports, Kanté wants to renew at Chelsea. Clubs like Barcelona, Tottenham, Arsenal and PSG are eyeing him.
Kroos’ future remains unclear, but he doesn’t want to play for anyone but Real Madrid. “I’m going to finish my career here,” the German has said.
Barça want him to renew. “There aren’t going to be any problems - we’ve talked and he knows what our stance is,” Blaugrana boss Xavi says.
Real Madrid are in no hurry to extend Ceballos’ deal, and Real Betis are waiting in the wings. “There’s no bigger club than Madrid,” the player says.
Lyon midfielder Aouar, 24, is another option that Betis are looking at. Serie A duo AC Milan and Lazio are also interested in signing the Frenchman.
After seven years at the Etihad, Gündogan looks set to leave Man City this summer. The German's agent has reportedly held talks with Barcelona.
Tielemans is a sought-after player in the Premier League. A 25-year-old Belgium international, he can play anywhere across the midfield.
Silva hasn’t been offered a new deal at Real Sociedad, and looks likely to depart Spain. He has been approached about a move to Saudi Arabia.
There are plenty of other major midfielders whose futures remain unresolved: Reus, Cuadrado, Lingard, Rabiot, Oxlade-Chamberlain…