Aston Villa and England striker Emile Heskey has announced his retirement from international football.
The 32-year-old's last appearance for his country was when he came on as a late substitute for Jermain Defoe in the calamitous 4-1 defeat to Germany in the last-16 of this summer's World Cup.
Heskey made his England debut against Hungary more than 11 years ago and scored seven goals in 62 appearances for his country.
He found the net in the famous 5-1 win against Germany in September 2001 but was criticised for his poor scoring record at international level.
Meanwhile, Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed that he may remain as Ivory Coast manager until the next World Cup, dampening down rumours suggesting he was set to be revealed as Fulham's next boss.
The Cottagers were believed to have identified the Swede as the perfect replacement for Roy Hodgson who was unveiled as Liverpool's new manager earlier in the summer.
Former England manager Eriksson took over as Elephants boss on a short-term contract before the World Cup but was unable to guide his team through the group stage in South Africa.
Chris Eagles appears to be heading to Rangers after Burnley boss Brian Laws confirmed he had accepted an offer for the 24-year-old former Manchester United star from the online favourites to retain the SPL crown.
Laws will hold talks with Eagles to discuss the player's future but the Clarets boss is aware that the winger only has a year remaining on his current Turf Moor contract.
Poland international Artur Boruc has left Celtic after passing a medical and signing a two-year contract with Fiorentina.
A brief statement from the Serie A side read: "Fiorentina announces it has completed the permanent transfer of Artur Boruc after a successful medical from Glasgow Celtic."
The 30-year-old, who joined Celtic from Legia Warsaw five years ago, made more than 150 appearances for the Bhoys.
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has added to his goalkeeping options by signing Bolton Wanderers shot-stopper Ali Al Habsi on a season-long loan deal.
The 28-year-old Oman international has spent the last four years at the Reebok Stadium, starting 18 matches for the Trotters.