The Leeds striker Rod Wallace has turned down a move to Middlesbrough. The clubs had agreed a fee of pounds 1.5m.
Neil Ruddock has turned down a loan move from Liverpool to Tranmere Rovers .
Richard Edghill has rejected a lucrative new deal with Manchester City. The former England under-21 right back has joined German striker Uwe Rosler in snubbing the club and both could leave for nothing.
The breakaway group in Scotland received a double boost yesterday when another two clubs outside the top flight backed their plans to establish a new Premiership in Scotland. Clydebank have joined Ross County in supporting the creation of a Scottish Premiership.