The Rams chairman suspended and then sacked Pearson after a falling-out and subsequent investigation.
Everton star Seamus Coleman has been linked with an exit from the club in recent weeks.
Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett has praised 18-year-old forward Jack Storer as the best finisher he has seen for his age.
Steve Bruce is currently the odds-on favourite to land the Aston Villa job.
Edrin Shaqiri who acts as Xherdan's agent has hinted that the winger could head back to Serie A in the near future.
Leicester City are reportedly interested in signing Brazilian striker Jonathan Cafu.
Milner's move to left-back seems to have impressed his teammate.
Glasgow Rangers midfielder Joey Barton's Ibrox career hangs in the balance it seems.
Everton have been touted as a potential destination for Manchester United's struggling forward Wayne Rooney.
At just 16, the Leeds United youngster is making the step up with impressive regularity.