Avondale FC's audacious play for Andrea Pirlo is further proof the FFA Cup quarterfinalists are nothing if not hugely ambitious.
The return of defender Curtis Good to the A-League signals an end to Melbourne City's off-season shopping, and the start of their title challenge.
Melbourne City signing Ritchie de Laet has one simple request for new boss Warren Joyce: "I just want to play football."
Socceroos and Western Sydney Wanderers defender Josh Risdon is open to the idea of a move abroad after his World Cup breakthrough.
A-League chiefs will trial a suite of new entertainment across the first month of the season to win fans back to the competition.
Melbourne City have bolstered their defence ahead of the A-League campaign, signing Belgian Ritchie de Laet from Aston Villa on a season-long loan.
The Newcastle Jets have signed Mitch Austin from Melbourne Victory for the upcoming A-League season.
Vicente del Bosque has backed Usain Bolt to become a "very good footballer" but has said he would be better suited to play full-back.
Andrea Pirlo retired in 2017 after spending two years in the MLS with New York City FC. But Avondale had been hopeful of securing a deal.
Melbourne City have moved to replace the recently departed Dean Bouzanis with fringe Socceroos goalkeeper Mark Birighitti.
Chris Ikonomidis has not played for the Socceroos since 2016, but he will be hoping a successful season with Glory will change that.
Tommy Oar is a natural left-sided attacker, and the left wing is where Usain Bolt is hoping to carve out a spot in the team.
Usain Bolt said he is taking inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo as he tries to make the transition with the Central Coast Mariners.
Fans from all parts of the globe tuned in to see if the greatest sprinter in history could translate his skills to the football pitch.
Bolt played just over 20 minutes in the Mariners 6-1 practice match win over a Central Coast football select side in Gosford.
Melbourne Victory have pulled off another transfer coup, convincing Swedish striker Ola Toivonen to join the A-League champions.
AAP understands the A-League champions are in discussions with Toivonen about filling the vacant role up front left by the departed Besart Berisha.
Adelaide United and Western Sydney have snuffed out stern challenges from state-league opponents to scrape into to the FFA Cup quarterfinals.
Matt Page, who will captain an amateur select side against Mariners in friendly, hails Olympic legend.
Luke Brattan is grateful he's taking his place in Melbourne City's FFA Cup team on Wednesday night and not watching on from a treatment table.
Warren Moon is hopeful that Perry Park still holds terrors for Adelaide as they prepare to make their return in the FFA Cup on Wednesday.