Aston Villa wing-back Ulises de la Cruz is a target for Chilean club Colo Colo, and the player has not ruled out a possible return to South America.
Colo Colo have just reappointed Ricardo Dabrowski as manager and he has identified the Ecuador international as a possible transfer target.
"It's a great honour that Colo Colo want me because they are one of the giants in their country," said the 31-year-old, currently on holiday in his homeland.
Villa's hopes of landing Craig Bellamy, meanwhile, suffered a potential set-back with news that the striker was on the verge of completing a permanent move to Celtic.
Speculation suggests the Glasgow giants were close to agreeing a fee for the Wales international, who finished the season with them on loan but Newcastle United remained tight-lipped on any proposed deal yesterday.
Magpies manager Graeme Souness is desperate to offload Bellamy, who has also attracted the interest of Villa and Everton but a spokesman said: "I know that Craig is expected back at St James' Park on Monday but we are not prepared to comment on any speculation at the moment."
Celtic manager Gordon Strachan believes Bellamy wants to wear the Hoops on a regular basis but his agent Steve Horner was also refusing to shed light on the situation.
Strachan, who managed Bellamy at Coventry City, has been assured by the striker that Celtic Park is his preferred choice.
He said: "Craig wants to come here compared to the other offers he's had. It depends what you want to do in life. Do you want to play for a club with a fantastic atmosphere and history and the chance to play in the Champions League? If you thrive on that then this is the place to be."
Striker Dwight Yorke claims he is going to concentrate on his football and not on the nightlife during his time in Australia.
Yorke, released by Birmingham towards the end of the Barclays Premiership season, has signed for Sydney FC, one of eight clubs in the new Australia A-League, which kicks off next month.
"I am not here to enjoy the nightlife and the scenery," Yorke said.
"I don't feel I have anything left to prove," said the Trinidad and Tobago international. "I went though that phase of having to prove myself at Manchester United. Now I want to concentrate on putting the ball in the back of the net and bringing out the people to enjoy the No 1 sport in the world."
Ten days away from Liverpool beginning the defence of their trophy against Welsh minnows Total Network Solutions, influential captain Steven Gerrard is no nearer agreeing a new deal.
The 25-year-old has two years remaining on his contract and chief executive Rick Parry, knows unless his future is resolved one way or another this summer, Gerrard's vast market value will begin to plummet.
Chelsea and Real Madrid are both rumoured to be monitoring developments, although Liverpool spokesman Ian Cotton insists the Merseyside giants do not want to lose their talisman.
"Our position is very clear," he said, "we want Gerrard to stay at the club."
Manager Rafael Benitez must now decide whether to select Gerrard for the first leg of the TNS clash. Even though the Spaniard knows his side should comfortably see off the Welsh champions with or without their captain, Gerrard's absence would almost certainly be interpreted as an attempt to retain his current £30 million value by not getting him cup-tied.
There is some better news for Liverpool fans with the arrival of out of contract Dutchman Boudewijn Zenden from Middlesbrough.