The Department for Employment and Education has confirmed that Celtic's application for a work permit for Stilian Petrov has been turned down. Celtic will almost certainly appeal against the ruling in their attempt to bring the 19-year-old Bulgarian international midfielder to Parkhead.
Keith Curle, the Wolves captain, has signed a new two-year contract at Molineux.
Birmingham City are to sign left back Wayne Quinn from Sheffield United in a deal worth pounds 1.2m.
The Brazilian international defender Cesar has joined Paris St-Germain from the Sao Paulo club Portuguesa. The centre-back, currently with Brazil's Copa America squad in Paraguay, signed a five-year contract.
THURSDAY'S LATE RESULT: Friendly match: Worthing 1 Brighton 5.
TRANSFERS (Free unless stated): Danny Coyne (goalkeeper) Tranmere Rovers to Grimsby Town; Bradley Allen (forward) Charlton Athletic to Grimsby Town; Brian McGorry (midfielder) Torquay Utd to Telford Utd.