Thursday May 1
Port Vale midfielder Chris Shuker has been forced to retire from playing due to injury. Shuker sustained a knee injury almost six-and-a-half years ago and has suffered chronic problems with it since.
PSV Eindhoven have told highly-rated teenager Zakaria Bakkali that they will not improve their offer of a new contract. Bakkali, 18, has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in the Eredivisie and is reportedly on the radar of some of Europe#s top clubs, including Arsenal and Liverpool.
Barnsley boss Danny Wilson will oversee a mass clear-out at Oakwell during the summer but refuses to predict when his new-look side will regain their Championship status. The Reds' defeat at Middlesbrough last week condemned them to relegation after eight seasons in the second tier and Wilson has confirmed "15 or 16" first-team squad members will be out of contract in the summer.
More now on the news that Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos has signed a new one-year deal, and boss Aitor Karanka has revealed the former Hartlepool man’s commitment since arriving was key to a new contract being offered.
Paul Lambert says Aston Villa need to start spending big to avoid their seemingly constant battles to avoid relegation from the Premier League. The Scot has been linked with moves for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott and Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby.
I think a football club of this size needs that calibre of player. I'm not just talking about those three lads because it would be wrong for me to talk about them but we need that level of player for the size of this club, wherever they come from. This club needs big players.
Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez has insisted he would never consider switching to Basque Country rivals Athletic Bilbao. Martinez has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester United and Manchester City, after a magnificent season, but has ruled out ever moving to Bilbao.
Rotherham manager Steve Evans says top scorer Kieran Agard will not get special treatment when it comes to earning a new contract. The club have the option to extend Agard's contract in the summer for an extra year but Evans is considering offering a long-term deal.
However, despite his form and reported interest from other clubs, Evans says Agard must wait until the end of the season along with the rest of the out-of-contract players.