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Lothar Matthaus, Germany's most capped player, has retired from international football after nearly 16 years. Matthaus, 35, has been hampered by an Achilles tendon injury during the past two seasons.

Mark McGhee yesterday began a clear-out at Wolves by giving free transfers to 11 players: John de Wolf, Paul Birch, Robbie Dennison, Eric Young, Mark Williams and six junior players. McGhee has also put Mark Venus, Mark Rankine and the reserve goalkeeper Paul Jones on the transfer list. He has warned another seven or eight players that they will also be made available before the start of next season if their attitude and fitness do not improve.

Brighton are charging half-price admission for the re-arranged Second Division match with York tomorrow. The match kicks off at 11am and has been made all-ticket after the original game was abandoned after a pitch invasion by Brighton fans. York, who need a point to avoid relegation, have been allowed 600 free tickets as a goodwill gesture.

The Spanish club Espanol have denied that they are interested in signing Tomas Brolin from Leeds.

Galatasaray confirmed yesterday that they have dismissed their coach, Graeme Souness, who will be replaced by the current Turkish national coach, Fatih Terim. Gordon Milne, the former Coventry and Leicester manager, has taken charge of another Turkish club, Bursaspor, after leaving Japan's Grampus Eight.

Middlesbrough have put Jaime Moreno on the transfer list.

Bayern Munich lost 3-2 at Werder Bremen last night after taking a two- goal lead, which allowed Borussia Dortmund to claim a three-point lead in the German League with two games left. Dortmund beat Leverkusen 2-0.