8 valuable stars available for free transfer talks in January – including Pogba

Manchester United and Chelsea are among the Premier League clubs who could lose millions of pounds worth of talent during the January transfer window with out of contract stars free to agree to summer moves.

With Kylian Mbappe set to agree a switch to Real Madrid on the expiration of his PSG deal, Paul Pogba and Antonio Rudiger are in a similar position as 2022 fast approaches.

While some clubs are happy for their fringe stars to sort their futures out early, others will be frantically trying to agree on new terms to avoid painful financial departures.

Daily Star Sport has taken a look at the eight of the most valuable players that are out of contract next summer, with stars from United, Chelsea, Juventus and PSG all included.

Andrea Belotti – £31.5m

Andrea Belotti has been at Torino since leaving Palermo back in 2015, smashing home 107 goals across 235 matches while becoming a regular in the Italy national side.

The 27-year-old has 12 goals across 39 caps for his country, and scored more than 10 goals in each of the last six full Serie A campaigns.

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Although he could yet agree a contract extension in Turin, Premier League sides on the lookout for a bargain striker might not need to look any further.

Antonio Rudiger – £31.5m

Frozen out under Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel brought Antonio Rudiger back into first-team plans at Chelsea and now looks to be one of the best defenders in the league.

The Germany international has been at the club since his £29million move from Roma back in 2017, making a total of 164 appearances and winning the FA Cup, Europa League and Champions League.

The 28-year-old is said to be worth £31.5million by Transfermarkt, and Chelsea will be keen to get a new contract agreed as soon as possible.

Andreas Christensen – £31.5m

Rudiger's Chelsea team-mate Andreas Christensen is in exactly the same situation, having played a starring role since Tuchel took over back in January.

Joining the Blues as a youngster way back in 2012, it looked as though he was on his way out of Stamford Bridge after slipping down the pecking order under Lampard.

The 25-year-old Denmark international told the official website: "I do not know why everyone thinks it is a bad situation. Because I'm still happy and I enjoy playing football."

Lorenzo Insigne – £43m

Lorenzo Insigne has spent over a decade in the Napoli first-team since progressing through their youth academy, and is one of the most consistent players in Serie A.

The 30-year-old smashed home a career-best 19 league goals last season, but could leave on a free in the summer as he eyes his first senior league title.

Several Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for the forward, with his agent revealing this week that he has been offered a new deal with a 50% pay cut at Napoli.

Paulo Dybala – £45m

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala could leave the club for free this summer following seven full seasons and five Serie A titles with the club.

The 27-year-old, who has two goals in 30 appearances for Argentina, has scored 75 goals across 189 league outings for the club, but only four last season.

However, Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved insisted this week that the club are close to agreeing an extension with Dybala, which would be a boost to returning boss Massimiliano Allegri.

Franck Kessie – £49m

AC Milan's penalty-taking master Franck Kessie could agree a move away from the San Siro in the summer following two seasons on loan and three permanent seasons with the club.

The dynamic midfielder, 24, smashed home 14 goals in all competitions last season, 12 of which came from the penalty spot – he has already grabbed another two so far this season.

Liked to both Manchester United and Arsenal, the Ivory Coast international is said to have rejected a new deal in Milan because the club haven't met his demands.

Paul Pogba – £54m

Paul Pogba looks set to leave Manchester United on a free in the summer with both parties struggling to agree on terms over a new deal.

Mino Raiola has linked his client with a move to Real Madrid or a return to Juventus in recent seasons, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisting that he has a future at the club.

Pogba and his team could agree a deal with a new club in January ahead of a summer switch, and that might actually please Paul Scholes, who has been a vocal critic.

Kylian Mbappe – £144m

Kylian Mbappe continues to reject talks over a new deal at PSG as he looks to fulfil a childhood dream by lining up for Real Madrid next season.

Despite now playing in a forward unit that includes Neymar, Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria, the France forward looks set to walk away and could agree that move in January.

PSG rejected an offer from Los Blancos in the summer in the hope that he would sign a new contract, but their faith could well go unrewarded.

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