Ronny Johnsen has joined fellow Norwegian Oyvind Leonhardsen on trial with Bundesliga club Schalke.
Aston Villa defender Alpay has submitted a transfer request after talks with the club failed to persuade him to stay.
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Champions League 13-08-02
Mario Jardel will be the other big-name absentee - after Ronaldo - from tomorrow's Champions League duel in Lisbon between Sporting and Italy's Internazionale.
Roy Keane is being investigated by the FA following the admission in his autobiography that he deliberately tried to exact revenge on Manchester City's Alf-Inge Haaland.
Barcelona have being linked with a surprise œ3 million movefor Leeds United and Republic of Ireland left back Ian Harte.
Juventus' Edgar Davids will miss the Italian season's curtain-raising Supercup after being suspended following a 'friendly' pre-season punch-up.
Hermann Hreidarsson has turned down the chance of a move from Ipswich to newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion.
With the start of the new Premier League season just days away, Tottennham have joined the race to sign Brazilian midfielder Ricardinho.