Gabriel Paulista may need time to settle, but Arsene Wenger is sure the new Arsenal defender can cope with the rigours of English football.
Samuel Eto'o is confident Sampdoria can achieve their target of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League this season.
Chelsea have hogged top spot in the Premier League but could be without two of their key men when they meet closest rivals Manchester City.
Gus Poyet has challenged Sunderland to kick-start their Premier League campaign against fellow strugglers Burnley on Saturday.
Two of Serie A's out-of-form sides meet at San Siro this weekend as Parma and Milan look to kickstart their failing seasons.
David Ginola's crowdfunded campaign to challenge for the FIFA presidency has been closed after failing to attract the necessary support.
Callum McManaman could make his West Brom debut against Tottenham and head coach Tony Pulis wants the winger to fulfil his potential.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes hopes to have Mame Biram Diouf available again when QPR visit the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.
Nigel Pearson is eager to put Leicester City's 5-3 win over Manchester United firmly in the past ahead of Saturday's return fixture.
Milan Mandaric has sold Championship club Sheffield Wednesday to a Thai consortium, it was announced on Thursday.
Ivan Ramis has become the latest player to leave Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic, returning to his homeland to join Levante.
Everton have undergone a warm-weather training camp in Qatar in a bid to end a Premier League winless run at Crystal Palace.
Andy Carroll makes his first return to Liverpool since leaving for West Ham when the sides meet in the Premier League on Saturday.
Kevin Strootman is not expecting to be sidelined for long as the Roma midfielder prepares to undergo another knee operation.
Nigel Pearson has no doubt that new arrival Andrej Kramaric will adapt quickly to the rigours of Premier League football.
Jordon Mutch has joined Crystal Palace from fellow Premier League side QPR for an undisclosed fee.
A recent blip has dented Newcastle United's progress and John Carver wants the winning feeling to return at Hull City on Saturday.
Daniel Sturridge has impressed Brendan Rodgers in training this week but the Liverpool boss does not expect him to make an immediate impact.
Guinea have won a place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals ahead of Mali following the drawing of lots.
Roma's Kevin Strootman will undergo further surgery after aggravating a long-standing knee injury at the weekend.