Sunderland have released Scottish international Craig Gordon five years after the Premier League side paid a British record fee for a goalkeeper of £9million for his services.
It proved a busy transfer deadline day in England with a number of strikers on the move highlighted by QPR's swoop for Bobby Zamora and Djibril Cisse, while Tottenham secured Louis Saha on loan as Roman Pavlyuchenko departed.
Sunderland have confirmed the loan signing of Greek defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos from Wolfsburg, with the 32-year-old set to remain on Wearside until the end of the season.
Sotirios Kyrgiakos and Jan Polak have been given a severe message from Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath, who has said the pair's recent performances has warranted them to be dropped from upcoming games.
Wolfsburg's Sotirios Kyrgiakos has apologised for injuring Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic during their match on Saturday, with the Serb now ruled out for around six weeks.
English Premier League side Liverpool have confirmed that Greek defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos has joined Wolfsburg of the German Bundesliga.