Sunderland have lined up the German World Cup international Thomas Helmer from Bayern Munich on a free transfer. The 34-year-old defender, who has 68 caps, has agreed personal terms and will be arriving on Wearside today for a medical before linking up with the squad for the pre-season tour of Denmark.
Bradford City have completed the pounds 800,000 signing of left-back Andy Myers from Chelsea. The former England Under-21 international, now 26, has signed a four-year contract and joins David Wetherall and Gunnar Halle in City's new defence.
Harald Brattbakk could be on his way back to Norway from Celtic. The 28-year-old striker was part of the side which earned the Glasgow club their Premier League title triumph in 1998 following a pounds 2.2m move from Rosenborg Trondheim, who have lodged a pounds 1m offer.
Igor Stimac will fly to Italy next week for talks with Verona about a possible move to the Serie A club. The Derby County captain, 31, was transfer- listed at the end of last season after injuries restricted him to just 14 Premiership appearances in the 1998-99 campaign.
Ian Rush has left Second Division Wrexham despite being offered a coaching role.
The Birmingham City manager, Trevor Francis, is trying to sign the Sheffield United left-back Wayne Quinn in a pounds 1.2m deal.
The Southampton manager, Dave Jones, is poised to sign Peter Ndlovu from Birmingham City for pounds 1m.Reuse content