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Less than a week before the transfer window shuts here is a starting XI your club could sign for free

The transfer window slams shut on Wednesday night.

WITH MORE MONEY than ever floating around the Premier League, value is hard to find in a seller’s market, but we’ve selected a starting line-up made entirely of free agents.

GK: Mark Schwarzer

He may be turning 44 in October, but the former Australian international has been part of the last two Premier League winning squads, firstly with Chelsea before joining Leicester City in January of last year.

The former Middlesbrough goalkeeper has flirted with the idea of retiring, but is willing to listen to any offers, should they arrive.

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 RB: Álvaro Arbeloa

The former Liverpool defender enjoyed two seasons at Anfield before returning to Real Madrid in 2009.

He was deemed surplus to requirements by Zinedine Zidane at the end of last season, shortly after the former World Cup winner lifted the European Cup for the second time.

At 33, the full-back may have one or two more years at the top level.

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CB: Martin Caceres

The 29-year-old has spent the last four years in Turin with Juventus, but made only 41 league starts over that period with the Old Lady.

A vastly experienced defender, Caceres was part of the Barcelona squad that lifted the Champions League in 2009, and also won the Copa América with Uruguay in 2011.

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CB: Christopher Samba

In 2013, QPR raised a few eyebrows when they signed the commanding centre-half for a reported £12 million from Anzhi Makhachkala.

But after a disastrous few months at Loftus Road which saw QPR relegated, the former Blackburn defender returned to the Russian club for the same fee.

Following three years with Dynamo Moscow, the 32-year-old Congo international defender is on the lookout for another new club.

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LB: Charlie Mulgrew

The versatile Scotland international was not offered a new contract at Celtic by new boss Brendan Rodgers at the start of the season, much to the disappointment of the 30-year-old.

Mulgrew, who can also play in the heart of the defence or in midfield, has a cultured left foot that can be deadly from set-pieces, although the Scotland international has struggled with injuries in recent seasons.

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CM: Tomáš Rosický

Another player dogged by injuries, but Arsenal fans were still sad to see the midfielder depart the Emirates this summer, such is the high regard that the supporters hold the 35-year-old in.

Despite playing only once for the Gunners last season, Rosický still featured twice for the Czech Republic in Euro 2016 as his side crashed out at the group stage.

But Rosický has shown over the years, despite his injury setbacks, that he is still able to set the tempo of matches thanks to his sublime technical ability on the ball.

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CM: Mathieu Flamini

Also deemed surplus to requirements in north London by Arsene Wenger, the former French international’s future at the Emirates looked doomed following a calamitous cameo against Barcelona in the Champions League in which he fouled Lionel Messi that lead to Barcelona sealing a 2-0 win from the spot.

Flamini won a Serie A title with Milan in 2011, and at 32, will still feel he can operate in one of Europe’s top leagues.

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CM: Raul Meireles

The former Portugal international left Fenerbahçe at the end of the season, after four years in Turkey, where he won the league title in 2014.

The 33-year-old enjoyed tremendous success with Porto at the start of his career, winning the title every year between 2006 and 2009, while also lifting the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012.

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RW: Stéphane Sessègnon

A player that some may feel has not shown his full potential, while others may think that his laid back approach makes him a luxury player.

The Benin international can operate anywhere across the attacking midfield positions, and has scored 25 goals in the Premier League from 166 matches. The 32-year-old could be a good alternative for the bench for any mid-table Premier League side.

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LW: Junior Hoilett

The Canadian international showed plenty of promise when he burst onto the scene with Blackburn Rovers, but forced a move to QPR in 2012, as Rovers were relegated from the Premier League.

The upheaval at Rangers somewhat halted Hoilett’s development, but the pacey 26-year-old winger still possess undoubted talent, should he brought into the right environment.

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CF: Miroslav Klose

One of those most prolific players in international football, the German scored 71 times in 137 matches for his adopted country, and is the all-time goalscorer in the World Cup with 16 goals.

The 38-year-old left Lazio at the end of last season, as the club’s joint-highest non-Italian goalscorer, and seventh in their all-time list with 60 goals from 161 matches.

But at 38, the Polish-born striker is in the winter, rather than the autumn of his career, but could be a lethal threat from the bench.

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