Sydney have filled the massive hole left by Danny Vukovic's departure by signing fringe Socceroos keeper Alex Cisak for the next two A-League seasons.
Soccer's civil war has intensified with Adelaide boss Greg Griffin demanding the FFA reveal all financial records relating to the 2022 World Cup bid.
South Melbourne's A-League aspirations will face a far bigger test if they draw a top-tier side in the FFA Cup's round of 16.
Socceroos midfielder James Troisi insists Melbourne Victory was always his preferred A-League home after signing a new two-year deal.
Former Australia U23 coach Aurelio Vidmar faces an uncertain future after apparent boardroom interference forced him out of Thai side Bangkok Glass.
Clubs were to set meet the FFA on Thursday to discuss the suggested new framework against the backdrop of a bitter fight over power and finances.