Struggling AEK Athens has been forced to cut short its loan of Spanish defender Juan Cala, the first of many players rumoured to be leaving the club. Cala returned to Spanish Primera Liga side Sevilla, amongst reports that other AEK stars, including Grigoris Makos and Pantelis Kafes are also on the way out. One player that seems certain to leave is defender Kostas Manolas.

The manager of Premier League club Everton, David Moyes, is setting up a deal for the young Greek defender, as he waits to bank the money from selling Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. AEK Athens centre-half Manolas’s agents have met Goodison officials, flying in to discuss a AUD$1.4 million bargain deal. Moyes hopes to use the cash from the AUD$5.6million sale of Bilyaletdinov to Spartak Moscow, with the Russian midfielder due to head back home last Thursday.