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5 players whose contracts end in 10 days 

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82.17K   //    20 Dec 2017, 15:12 IST

Ezequiel Lavezzi 
Ezequiel Lavezzi will be out of a contract at the start of the new year

The January transfer window opens on New Year's day and clubs around Europe will look to strengthen their squads, with players from around the world, over the course of the month. 

The transfer window this January is going to be a lot more exciting as there are several high profile players, currently in the final year of their contracts. However, a few players will be out of contract in January in 2018 and be in the hunt for a new club

While a few of the players will be lured into longer stays with their current employers, a few players will have to find new clubs quickly with just days left on their current contracts. 

With contracts beginning to expire in the Chinese Super League in the next 10 days, Here is a look at a few top players who will be available for free in ten days, come January.

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#5 Ricardo Carvalho

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Carvalho during his time at Chelsea

Former Real Madrid, Chelsea and Portugal centre-half, Ricardo Carvalho aged 39, currently plies his trade in China, with Shanghai SIPG. With just ten days left on the player's contract, Carvalho might be on the verge of being let go by the club on a free transfer although his future still remains uncertain. 

At 39-years of age, the veteran defender could opt to retire after a long career or go in search of more football in other markets and learn about the sport and culture. A winner of almost every club competition in European football across various countries, the Portuguese footballer will add massive value, experience and knowledge to any side he joins. 

Carvalho could opt to join the ISL next season, although he will be 40-years old by then, but clubs in India could still largely benefit from the arrival of the veteran Portuguese defender. He joined Shanghai earlier this year on a one-year contract that is going to expire in 10 days time. 

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