Southend United have agreed new one-year deals with Lee Barnard, Paul Smith and Jack Payne.
Paul Smith has admitted he is hoping his move to Middlesbrough may become permanent.
Middlesbrough and Nottm Forest have swapped Kris Boyd and Paul Smith, with both players moving in loan deals.
Billy Davies is prepared to put contract talks with his players to one side as he looks to bolster his ranks.
West Ham are looking at different targets after failing to match Everton's valuation of Yakubu Aiyegbeni.
Paul Smith has been informed that he is surplus to requirements at Nottm Forest and put up for sale.
Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Paul Smith has signed a new two-year deal at the club.
Paul Smith has signed a new two-year contract with Championship new-boys Nottingham Forest.