9 players that become free agents on July 1 - including Liverpool target

Here are nine footballers that have become free agents today after their respective contracts expired.

After a long start to the summer transfer window that has seen a number of elite clubs battling it out to sign some of the world’s biggest players as their contracts come to an end, the day is finally here where those stars become free agents.

As July begins, footballers all across the world are now unattached to their former clubs and are able to look elsewhere for a new challenge, with only their new wages to negotiate rather than any fee.

This summer sees perhaps the highest quality of free agents search for a new club in a very long time, while many have already been picked up prior to their contract expiry - with the likes of Paul Pogba, Divock Origi and Angel Di Maria all set for moves to Italy.

As we approach a new era for many, we take a look at nine of the biggest stars that are now free agents and available for transfer - including an attacker Liverpool have long been linked with.

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