Uruguayan World Cup defender Dario Rodriguez has signed a four-year contract to play in Germany with Schalke.
All 23 of Turkey's World Cup heroes will be back on duty when the third-place finishers open their new campaign with friendly against Georgia next Wednesday.
Barcelona are poised to sign Sporting Lisbon's prolific striker Mario Jardel after the club agreed a deal to bring the Brazilian-born striker to the Nou Camp.
Leeds keeper Nigel Martyn will not be leaving the club, according to new boss Terry Venables, despite reports linking the England keeper with a move to fellow Premiership club Southampton.
Nigel Martyn is poised for a move to Southammpton after being informed that he was no longer automatic first choice keeper at Leeds.
UEFA Cup holders Feyenoord have completed the signing of South Korea's World Cup midfielder Song Chong-Gug.
Sunderland have completed the signing of Liverpool defender Stephen Wright for a fee of œ3 million.
FK Austria are offering Stefan Effenberg a route back into football after the veteran German midfielder said he was on the brink of quitting.
The Chinese government has promised to back a bidto host the 2014 World Cup if FIFA decides that is when rotation will bring the finals back to Asia.
Former Brazil coach Vanderley Luxemburgo has walked out on Palmeiras to join rivals Cruzeiro just days after the start of the Brazilian championship.