The Watford striker Kevin Phillips yesterday signed for Sunderland, who were relegated last season, in a deal that may be worth more than pounds 500,000.
Ray Houghton, the Republic of Ireland midfielder, has joined First Division Reading as player-coach.
John Aldridge, manager of Tranmere, is set to sign Ray Wallace from Stoke City for pounds 200,000 today.
Middlesbrough have sold all 26,500 season tickets available at the Riverside Stadium despite their relegation to the First Division.
Valencia said yesterday that Romario must return from Brazil and play for them next season despite his reluctance to do so. The Spanish club has lodged documents with the Spanish football federation which state that after 22 July Romario cannot play for any other club.Reuse content