With Premier League managers looking to pick up some bargain buys ahead of the new campaign, there are several are out-of-contract stars who could certainly aid their cause this term.
The World Cup proves to be the best platform for such stars to showcase their talents, but several other individuals who have been released may be tempting clubs across the board and we will pick a team of 11 that could do just that.
Wigan Athletic's goalkeeper has barely had a sniff at the DW Stadium outfit with number one Chris Kirkland the undoubted favourite in Roberto Martinez's eyes.
But after a fine World Cup with national team Ghana, the flamboyant stopper has definitely put himself in the shop window.
The Liverpool defender's contract came to an end at the end of the season and, after a new deal could not be agreed, the former Valencia man is now up for grabs.
The former Marseille and Chelsea defender is on the verge of leaving Arsenal after failing to sign new terms at the Emirates Stadium.
It is widely believed the 32-year-old France international will return to his homeland with Paris Saint-Germain interested in his services.
Another Arsenal defender who is currently looking for a new employer after coach Arsene Wenger opted not to extend his stay.
The former England international has been in discussions with Scotland giants Celtic, but no decision has yet been made on his next destination.
The third and final Gunners defender in our list is on the lookout for a new club after a relatively unsuccessful spell in north London.
Silvestre, 32, made the move from Premier League rivals Manchester United in August 2008, but he made 26 league appearances in a disappointing spell.
West Bromwich Albion have lost their star midfielder and, following his exploits at this summer's World Cup finals with Slovenia, he is unlikely to be short of chasers as we enter the pre-season campaign.
Perhaps the highest profile player to make the list after his surprising release from Premier League champions Chelsea, who are the online betting favourites to retain their crown next term.
Although the diminutive playmaker missed much of last season through injury, Cole made an impressive return at the back of the campaign, but he didn't do enough to be warranted with a new contract from coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Cole's now former team-mate Belletti has also went through the revolving Stamford Bridge door.
After successful spells with La Liga sides Villarreal and Barcelona, the former Brazil international made his way to London in 2007.
He featured heavily as a marauding right-back and was equally capable of playing in the middle of the park, but at 34-years-old, he will be looking for one final top-flight club before calling it a day.
The former Marseille, Arsenal and France World Cup winning sensation has left Villarreal and it is believed he could make a return to England.
Although he has lost his swagger and attacking exuberance, the creative winger could be of interest to West Ham United, Bolton Wanderers or Blackburn Rovers, as reported.
The red-hot Rangers striker, who struck 101 Scottish Premier League goals in just 143 appearances, shocked the Ibrox faithful to the core when he said he would be leaving at the end of the season.
Despite his self-imposed international absence, the powerful front man is arguably the best in the business north of the border and he should be of interest to many Premier League outfits looking for a quick-fix.
Strictly speaking, the struggling Barcelona and France striker still has a year on his current deal at Camp Nou, but the Catalan giants' hierarchy have said he can leave for the right club.
Presuming this means he won't be allowed to join a La Liga rival, Henry could join a Major League Soccer side in America, make a dramatic return to England or retire in his homeland.