Ravel Morrison has returned to parent club West Ham from Cardiff City on compassionate leave.
Brighton boss Sami Hyypia is weighing up a move for former France captain Alou Diarra.
Motherwell have offered two-year deals to their out-of-contract first-team players.
Well are awaiting answers from defenders Tim Clancy and Stevie Hammell along with midfielders Steve Jennings and Keith Lasley.
Jennings has been at Fir Park for three years but has only ever signed on for a year at a time.
Second-choice goalkeeper Lee Hollis has been offered one-year terms.