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The transfer window may now be well and truly bolted shut, but Premier League clubs are still able to furnish their squads with free agents. Here's a handy run through of a select few remaining freebies who could yet make a move to the top flight.
Hatem Ben Arfa
Ben Arfa enjoyed four years as a fan favourite at St James's Park before a slightly nomadic past few seasons, taking in spells at Hull City, Nice, Paris Saint-Germain and most recently Rennes.
He's still only 32 years old and the silky winger could still do a job for sides like Crystal Palace and Aston Villa, who could benefit from his creativity and experience this season.
Llorente can still offer his services as a handy squad player and has been recently linked to Manchester United. While such a move would be unlikely (keep your eyes on Italian clubs) the fact that it's being mooted at all shows how highly he is regarded around the continent.
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Signing the veteran could be a savvy bit of business for clubs looking to settle their midfield ranks with an experienced head – and he could certainly string a few passes for more attack-minded clubs likely to be in the dogfight like Norwich City and Brighton.
Another Spurs cast-off attracting attention this summer is Michel Vorm. The 35-year-old Netherlands international is strongly rumoured to be on Liverpool's radar, as they look to plug a hole in the team left by Alisson Becker's unfortunate calf injury.
Former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has deputised during Liverpool's last three matches, but his kicking has been a problem. With Vorm's superior distribution and convenient availability as a free agent, the Reds may well be tempted to make a move for the Dutchman.
The winger has shown flashes of quality, but never carved out a role for himself anywhere. Still just 25 years old, the Serbia international could be a wildcard option for a team looking to take a gamble on his underlying talent.
The 32-year-old has been linked with a switch to Everton and West Ham. While some may consider him a little long in the tooth for a Premier League debut, the veteran would be unlikely to let anyone down if given the nod this summer. Although...there's some Stephan Lichtsteiner potential, isn't there?
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Another player linked to West Ham, the defensive midfielder is very talented – and if he can shake off the injuries, he could well be a decent addition to a side pushing to make the top ten this season.
Source : 90min