Here are nine players that are available on a free transfer from today (July 1st).
However, his move to Villa Park won’t become official until today - when his contract with Marseille expired.
July 1 is the day where a number of the world’s biggest stars became free agents and are now available for absolutely nothing.
While the likes of Paul Pogba and Divock Origi already look set to move to Italy, plenty of new free agents are still on the search for a new challenge ahead of last season.
We take a look at nine players that became free agents today - including one Aston Villa target...
1. Edinson Cavani
After an injury-ridden spell at Old Trafford, the 35-year-old leaves Manchester United after scoring 19 goals in 55 matches. The Uruguayan has been linked with the likes of Boca Juniors and Rayo Vallecano.
2. Federico Bernardeschi
The 28-year-old is one of a number of players that have left Juventus this summer, however he looks likely to remain in Italy with Napoli and Roma interested.
3. Jesse Lingard
Despite being offered a new contract, Lingard becomes a free agent today after 22 years with Manchester United. West Ham are eager to bring the 29-year-old back to London after his superb loan spell last year.
4. Paulo Dybala
Dybala is one of many high-profile players that become free agents today after departing Juventus. The forward was linked with a move to the Premier League but it appears his wage demands have put off a number of clubs.