Crewe have signed free agent goalkeeper Dave Richards on a one-year deal, with an option for a further year.
Nantes chief Waldemar Kita says a deal to sell Aston Villa and Liverpool target Jordan Veretout to a Premier League club is "basically agreed".
Everton have confirmed the appointment of key members of new manager Roberto Martinez's backroom staff.
The Spaniard has been reunited with his former Wigan staff Graeme Jones (assistant manager), Kevin Reeves (chief scout), Inaki Bergara (goalkeeping coach) and Richard Evans (head of performance).
Their appointments follow the departure of Steve Round, Chris Woods and Jimmy Lumsden who were released from their contracts on Monday to join former Toffees boss David Moyes at Manchester United.