Didier Drogba hints he may follow Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard by ending his career in the United States.
Southampton's on-loan defender Toby Alderweireld hopes his future can be resolved quickly.
Dundee boss John Brown immediately tried to sign the former Inverness and Ross County striker on a short-term deal after he became one of seven experienced players to lose their jobs with the administration-hit club.
A statement on the Dundee website read: "The signing which took place at Dens Park this afternoon is subject to SFA clearance and special dispensation due to Dunfermline's circumstances."
Partick Thistle signed two of the released Pars players, Jordan McMillan and Andy Dowie, while Dunfermline reported that goalkeeper Paul Gallacher had joined Ross County.