Atkinson believes the FA should turn to Hoddle if a move for Allardyce does not materialise.
Leeds United scouts are said to have watched Conor McLaughlin at Euro 2016.
Soares capped off a strong debut season in the Premier League by helping Portugal to Euro 2016 glory.
Celtic’s Scott Brown has come in for some criticism.
Two of Mark Warburton's summer signings for Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers faced Motherwell.
The Blues have only signed Maarten Stekelenburg this summer.
Both strikers scored for Leeds United in a friendly on Saturday.
Mark Warburton's side began their campaign with a 2-0 win the Scottish League Cup.
The Scottish Premiership side won 2-1 in Rodgers' first game at Parkhead.
Aston Villa ran out 5-1 winners over Worcester City in a pre-season friendly.