“Nuno has brought us some incredibly special moments at Wolves that will never be forgotten but every chapter comes to an end.
“His loyalty and dedication over the last four years has been immeasurable and we cannot thank him enough for the progress he has made for Wolves.
“Sunday was already going to be a very special day, welcoming our supporters back for the first time in more than a year, but it will also now be a fitting goodbye for someone who will forever remain an important part of Wolves history.”
Manager Brendan Rodgers said: “Firstly, in terms of what Wes has given me since I’ve been here, it’s been immeasurable really. I always knew it was going to be important for my senior players and, in particular, my captain to be on side in terms of the vision of how we wanted to go forward.
“He’s provided me with fantastic support. On the pitch, his career was obviously coming to an end, but he still played a very important role for me, even though he wasn’t playing every single week. He has a warrior sprit.
“He really sets the example on the pitch for the other players. Then, off the pitch, he’s a real good guy. A lot of the younger players can go to him and talk to him. He’s very calm. In moments where there’s pressure or stress, he’s a guy who’s just calm and focused.
“From my own perspective, he’s been a huge part of what I’ve done in this two-and-a-half years at Leicester City. His career as a whole, it’s been an incredible journey. I’d seen him playing when he was at Forest and came up against him in the play-off semi-final for Swansea City.
“It’s important for captains to be selfless. They have to think of everyone, not just themselves. They’re huge influences for the young guys. You really have to take care of the team, that’s your job as the captain and he’s done that remarkably well.
“He’s the type of captain who’s an old-school British captain, where they’re very inspirational. He’s a centre-half who leads by example. He wins his headers. He puts his body on the line. There’s no questions asked. He gives his all for the manager and he takes care of the team.
“When he joined the Club, it probably wasn’t an easy move, going from Nottingham Forest to another Midlands team. There’s very few players that could make that transition and be loved by both teams, but he’s certainly that guy.
It was great for me to get to know him. I’d known of him for a number of years without knowing him personally, but when I arrived in here, I’ve seen what he’s given the Club.
“I’ll always be forever grateful for his support during my time here.”
Leicester, who are aiming for a Champions League place for next season, conclude their campaign against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon and their match kicks off at 16:00 BST.
Bamba, who has been at the Cardiff City Stadium since 2016, had spoken of his “pure joy” at returning to training in April, although he did say at the time that there was “still a long way to go” in his recovery.
Uncapped Gloucestershire batsman James Bracey and Sussex pace bowler Ollie Robinson have been added into England’s 15-man squad for the two match Test series against New Zealand, which starts on 2 June.
There is also a return to side for Somerset’s Craig Overton, who last played for England in 2019.
Jack Leach is the only spinner in the squad, with Dom Bess not named in Silverwood’s team, while Ben Foakes is set to wicket-keep in England for the first time in Buttler’s absence.
Squad: Joe Root (Yorkshire), James Anderson (Lancashire), James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Zak Crawley (Kent), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Craig Overton (Somerset), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)
Bracey, 24, was a reserve in the England squad for last summer’s home Test series against West Indies and Pakistan as well as last winter in Sri Lanka and India respectively.
He is a top-order wicketkeeper-batsman and averages 37 in 44 first-class games for Gloucestershire. This season, the left-hander has scored 478 runs in 10 innings, which includes one century and four fifties.
Right-arm pace bowler Robinson, 27, was named in England squads last summer but is yet to make his debut, and like Bracey toured as a reserve last winter.
He has taken 279 first-class wickets at an average of 21.04, and has claimed 29 dismissals at 14.72 for Sussex this season, including taking 9-72 in the second innings against Glamorgan in April.
Overton has played four Tests, three of which have come against Australia, taking nine wickets at an average of almost 45.
“They have been consistent performers in the County Championship this season and over the past 18 months, have excelled for the Lions on the field and in the various camps they have been involved in.”
Silverwood also said that the players who took part in the IPL will play some County Championship or Vitality Blast games before returning to the international scene, while Stokes could return from injury and feature for Durham in the T20 Blast.
He has scored three goals in 22 outings for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side so far this campaign.
“I’m not sure I can properly express how happy I am about this,” said Walcott, who has been capped 47 times by England.
“Southampton is a club that means so much to me, and it has been incredibly special for me to have spent this season back at St Mary’s. But to now have the opportunity to return for a further two years means such a great deal to me, both personally and professionally.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to the club, my teammates and the fans for making me feel so welcome back here, and I can’t wait to continue pulling on the shirt in the next couple of seasons. Hopefully in that time we can make a few more special memories too.
“I would also like to say thank you to everyone at Everton, who have been so good to me throughout my time with the club, and I wish them every success in the future.”
Walcott returned to the south coast on transfer deadline day last autumn after failing to feature regularly in the first team under Carlo Ancelotti at Goodison Park.
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl said: “”Theo has been a very good influence for us this season. He is a very professional player who does things in the right way and has a very positive impact not only on our young players but on the dressing room as a whole.
“He understands the way we want to play, he has shown great commitment and he has also shown how he can be an important part of our game. I think he is a player who can continue to help us in these next two years, so I am pleased that he has agreed to stay with us.”
Hodgson’s final game of Crystal Palace will be at Anfield against Liverpool on Sunday, in what will be his 162nd competitive game in the Glaziers dugout.
“After more than 45 years of coaching I have decided that the time is right for me to step away from the rigours of top-flight Premier League football, so our final two matches will be my last ones as manager of Crystal Palace,” Hodgson said.
“It’s been a particularly rewarding period of my football life and career to have been able to spend these last four seasons with Palace. I feel now that at the end of another successful season, in which we have secured our Premier League status, the moment is right for me to step down from my responsibilities of being a full-time manager.
“I have had so much support from my wife and family throughout my career and I have been contemplating this decision for some time, and now I believe the time is right to consider them and to see what the future holds for me.
“I have really enjoyed my time at Palace, I have been privileged to work with an outstanding group of professional and dedicated players, most of whom have been with me throughout the four years. A manager is only as good as the players who perform on the pitch. I have been fortunate that those in my charge have certainly given me that and I thank them for it.
“I am sure I speak for all the players, my coaching staff and backroom team, when I say I am proud of the work we have done together to retain our Premier League status during this time.
“I would also like to thank our Chairman Steve Parish, his partners David Blitzer and Josh Harris and Sporting Director Dougie Freedman for all their support over the years. They gave me an opportunity to return to my hometown club and I have always felt we were singing from the same hymn sheet in trying to achieve our joint goals. I can only wish them all the very best of luck for a successful future and I am convinced that the club will go from strength to strength.”
“It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to work alongside Roy, who is both a magnificent human and an outstanding football manager. I know how much it has meant to Roy managing the club he supported as a child, adding to his distinguished and unparalleled career in football management,” Eagles chairman Steve Parish said.
“His record with us simply cannot be overstated, he is the only Palace manager to secure four years in the Premier League and he has helped give us stability in the most turbulent of times. We will be forever grateful for his immense contribution and I am delighted that we will have the opportunity to show our appreciation at Selhurst Park after the Arsenal match, alongside 6,500 supporters.
“Roy will leave us after our final Premier League match of the season with our enormous thanks for his incredible contribution to our club, and with our very best wishes for the future.”
Harry Kane has again told Tottenham that he wants to depart the North London club this summer.
Spurs are exploring replacement centre-forwards, in the first sign that the club are willing to think about the feelings of their 27-year-old star.
Spurs do not want to sell their most valuable asset, but Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been in contact with Kane’s representatives CK66 expressing their enthusiasm to sign the England international.
Kane’s choice is to remain in England and the 27-year-old wants to have his future sorted out before representing England at this summer’s European Championships in June.
Kane has made it clear in recent interviews that he wants to compete for Europe’s top major trophies, having found them out of his reach at both White Hart Lane and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It is understood that Tottenham even persuaded Kane to delay plans that he had to leave in the summer of 2020, after Jose Mourinho had replaced Mauricio Pochettino earlier in the 2019-20 season.
Spurs hoped their first full season with Mourinho at the helm would be a successful one, and they were in top of the Premier League table back in December, but in the middle of a Kane injury their form entered a downward spiral and they are set to miss out on Champions League football entirely by finishing outside of this seasons top four.