The Scottish Football League will admit two new clubs at the end of next season, when it adopts a structure of three divisions of 10 clubs. The Scottish Premier League is set to increase from 10 to 12 clubs for the 2000-01 campaign.
Edwin van der Sar, the Ajax goalkeeper, will join Italian Serie A side Juventus next season.
Francis Jeffers, the Everton striker, has been called into the England Under-21 squad before next month's European Championship qualifiers against Sweden and Bulgaria. Frank Lampard returns after being in the senior squad for the Hungary game.