Strapped for cash? Your club could sign an entire new team for free this summer, including Dani Alves, Andrea Ranocchia and Micah Richards

Another Premier League season is over, but don't worry football fans because the excitement of the summer transfer window is about to begin.

While the Premier League's elite clubs will be looking to flex their financial muscle to retain their titles or challenge for them, most clubs will also be on the hunt for a bargain or two.

As with any summer window there will be a number of Bosman free transfers available. Fans up and down the country have good and bad memories of bringing in players on free transfers.

Sol Campbell's move from Tottenham Hotspur to hated rivals Arsenal remains one of the most memorable Bosmans in Premier League history. But while they can prove to be a cost-effective way of bolstering your team, the competition is also fierce.

Here we take a look at some of the best free transfers available to clubs this summer, and you could even build an entire team without splashing out any money on transfer fees.

Starting between the sticks we take a look at 25-year-old goalkeeper Norberto Neto, a Brazilian playing in Serie A for Fiorentina. The rather aptly named Neto has played a key role in the Fiore's push for a Champions League spot this season and is still very young for a 'keeper.

The likes of both Inter and AC Milan in Italy, PSG and Monaco in France and Tottenham in England are said to be interested by the Mirror, but Neto is likely to command the first team spot wherever he goes and his link to Liverpool seems a more likely destination.

Need back-up? Well another 'keeper who is also available on a free this summer is Bolton Wanderers' Adam Bogdan. The Hungarian international looks like to leave the Trotters when his contract is up this summer and like Neto has been linked by Metro with a surprise switch to Anfield where current incumbent Simon Mignolet has come in for criticism this season.

One of the most sought-after free agents this summer is Barcelona's rampaging right-back Dani Alves.

The 32-year-old may be approaching the latter stages of his career but the Brazilian is a player of undoubted class and is reportedly ready for a new challenge next season. Manchester United, Chelsea and have been linked by the Guardian, but he will almost certainly want to continue playing Champions League football, something he won't get at Anfield.

Another top quality attacking right-back available for nothing is Liverpool's Glen Johnson.

The former Chelsea and Portsmouth defender has been heavily linked with an emotional return to his roost at West Ham by the likes of the Mirror. At 30 years old, the England international should still have a few years left at the top level.

Italians very rarely venture to to England to ply their trade, particularly defenders.

But Inter Milan's Andrea Ranocchia would be the perfect specimen to deal with the rigors of the Premier League. Standing at 6ft 5, the international centre-back is an imposing figure and the 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past.

When Ron Vlaar was tipped for a big-money move to Arsenal or Manchester United after an impressive World Cup for Holland it was a surprise to many that he stayed at Aston Villa for a season of struggle.

But perhaps the fact his contract was up this summer and he could be the master of his own destiny is the reason why.

Aged 30, the solid Premier League defender may be reunited at Old Trafford with his former Dutch national manager Louis van Gaal but has also been linked with a host of sides across Europe.

No transfer window is complete without a mention for giant centre-back Christopher Samba.

The former Blackburn Rovers and Queens Park Rangers man has endured a tough few years in Russia after being transferred between that league and England three times for a grand total of nearly £37 million.

First he was sold by Blackburn to Anzhi Makhachkala in 2012 for £12.3m before an ill-fated £12.5m move back to the Premier League with QPR in January 2013. QPR were relegated and just six months later he was resigned by Anzhi for £12 million.

The 31-year-old is now playing for Dynamo Moscow, but his contract is up in the summer and with his family still based in England, he could well be set for a third spell in the Premier League.

Micah Richards is another proven Premier League defender on the lookout for a new club this summer as his contract at Manchester City expires.

After a spell on loan with Italian side Fiorentina, where he played just 10 games, the former England defender is looking to get his career back on track.

As many as 10 clubs are said to be interested in signing him and he could prove a very useful addition to most Premier League squads as he can operate at both right-back and centre-back.

In the left-back department Hamburg's Marcell Jansen could be chased by a number of clubs.

Despite helping his side survive the dreaded Bundesliga relegation play-off on Monday night, he looks set to be released this summer as the German club cut their wage bill.

The 29-year-old German, who can also operate as a winger, has been linked to the likes of Swansea this season by Wales Online.

One of the hottest properties when the window opens is sure to be Manchester City midfielder James Milner.

The England international still has plenty to offer at just 29 and should he decide to leave the Etihad in search of more game time, it could find the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham waiting to offer him it.

The self-styled philosopher of football Joey Barton is on the market after QPR were relegated.

The 32-year-old could prove a shrewd bit of business as he is a good all-round midfielder but comes with his fair share of baggage.

He was one of QPR's most consistent performers despite their drop back down to the Championship and would add steel to any newly promoted side's midfield.

Former Liverpool flop Alberto Aquilani has rebuilt his career back in his native Serie A.

The 30-year-old’s 37 caps for Italy and good form for Fiorentina may convince Premier League teams to take another chance on the midifelder.

Kim Kallstrom became a household name for all the wrong reasons after his move to Arsenal last January.

The Sweden midfielder was hailed as a big signing by Arsene Wenger but before he had even trained with the Gunners he injured his back playing beach volleyball and went on to make just four appearances for the club.

Ukranian star Yevhen Konoplyanka could be coming to a left wing near you this summer when his contract at FC Dnipro.

Still only 25, the world class star has attracted interest from the likes of West Ham, Spurs and Roma in the past with fees as much a £15m quoted. So the competition is likely to be even more intense now his talents are available for nothing.

Ghanian Andre Ayew is another in his prime at 25-years-old and is said to be at the centre of a 10-team race for his signature.

West Ham, Liverpool and Swansea are in the mix for the winger-cum-striker whose contract at Ligue 1 side Marseille is coming to an end. He has seven goals from 21 games this season.

It wasn't Burnley's relegation that decided Danny Ings' future at the club.

The fact he is available on a free transfer has been the worst kept secret in the Premier League this season. The 22-year-old is hot property this summer and has been linked with Manchester United, Liverpool and David Moyes' Real Sociedad by the likes of the Daily Star.

Another quality striker whose agent's phone will be red hot this summer is Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac.

Linked with a move to West Ham for months, the 29-year-old is a powerful striker who is coming off the back of his best ever season during which he has netted 18 goals - one every other game.

He also has one goal in two games for the French national side this season and has provided a couple of assists.

Another top class forward playing in Ligue 1 is available for nothing this summer and he is also a proven Premier League goalscorer.

Dimitar Berbatov was released by Monaco on Monday and has been linked with a sensational free transfer to newly promoted Bournemouth.

Everyone needs a supersub and could that role be filled by another striker of proven pedigree in the shape of former Spurs, Villa and Sunderland striker Darren Bent?

The ex-Ipswich Town man's contract with Villa expires in the summer but after a difficult few years in the Midlands, Bent seems to have rediscovered the goalscoring touch that once saw him command a £24m transfer fee with 12 goals in 17 games while on loan at Championship Derby County.

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