Brazilian World Cup winner Edmilson has revealed that he has received offers from Leeds United and Hertha Berlin but confirmed that he is almost certainly going to stay with Lyon.
National coach Rudi Voller has recalled central defender Thomas Linke for Germany's Opening Euro 2004 qualifeir against Lithuania in Kaunas.
Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane is poised to join Tottenham after the London club agreed the fee with Leeds United.
Maccabi Haifa will play their three home Champions League ties in Nicosia.
Real Valladolid keeper Ricardo Lopez has agreed to join Manchester United in a deal believed to be worth £1.5 million.
The G-14 group comprising 14 of Europe's most powerful clubs has "reluctantly accepted" UEFA proposals to alter the format of the Champions League from next season.
Manchester United are reported to be close to signing Valladolid's Spanish international goalkeeper Ricardo Lopez.
Charlton Athletic have completed the signing of Swedish international winger Jesper Blomqvist and Middlesbrough midfielder Robbie Mustoe.
Sunderland's long search for a new striker will end today when manager Peter Reid completes the signing of Rangers' Tore Andre Flo and Ipswich Town's Marcus Stewart.
Liverpool striker Jari Litmanen is poised for a return to his former club Ajax after been deemed surplus to requirements at Anfield.