Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has denied rumours he is looking to sign Chelsea winger Kevin de Bruyne in the January transfer window.
Bayern Munich's Xherdan Shaqiri has lamented the timing of a thigh tear which has ruled him out for six to seven weeks.
Former Celtic midfielder Murdo MacLeod believes Ajax will offer a test as tough as Barcelona and Milan in their Champions League encounters with Neil Lennon's men.
The European Club Association (ECA) has insisted it is backing the current UEFA Champions League format after Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal called for a European Super League.
Manchester City will still play at CSKA Moscow's home stadium in the Champions League in two weeks.
Ravel Morrison's majestic display inspired England Under-21s to an impressive 5-0 victory against Lithuania as the West Ham midfielder's rise from bad boy to poster boy continues apace.
Northern Ireland's Under-21s are still to register a point in their 2015 European Championship qualifying campaign after Serbia came from behind to beat them 3-1 in Gornji Milanovac.
Wales Under-21s gained revenge on their San Marino counterparts with a thumping 4-0 European Championship qualification win at Bangor.
Bruno Metsu, whose Senegal side were sensations of the 2002 WorldCup, has died at the age of 59.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has hinted that he would beinterested in a move to Monaco.