With contracts running down for some of Europe's hottest talents next summer, clubs must decide whether to stick or twist with their stars
Yet there can, after all, be expections... the fear of a free transfer.
Star names from the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga are set to leave their clubs next summer for nothing unless new terms can be agreed, and the temptation to sell for a cut-price fee can prove an option too attractive to turn down.
Goal.com's Peter Staunton runs through his top five potential transfer window bargains ahead of this season's January sales.
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