New A-League boss Greg O'Rourke says expansion of the competition is "inevitable" and needs to happen sooner rather than later.
Tim Cahill appears close to joining the A-League, with reports that he has agreed in principle to sign with Melbourne City.
Sydney FC have released New Zealand striker Shane Smeltz from the final year of his A-League deal to sign with Malaysian Super League club Kedah FC.
Josh Brillante has sealed his A-League homecoming, signing a three-year deal with Sydney FC.
Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has wasted no time teeing off at Football Federation Australia this season.
Brisbane Roar's John Aloisi has put on a stoic front as the A-League club kicked off preseason training against a backdrop of more off-field issues.