After the end of a successful season I renewed the contract of one of my players (more than tripling his wages). Then between July and September he was absent from training or matches eight times, so I've sold him to Chelsea (and bought a replacement off them with similar stats for half the price!), with the deal to be completed in January.
I have no intention of playing him again and I don't want him playing in the u23s either. In fact, I'd rather he not be at training either (I guess I could continually give him 2 weeks rest until he moves on 1st January).
What I'd like to be able to do is place him on gardening leave, essentially banning him from attending anything related to the team, until the transfer completes.