Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc insists he is unconcerned by the prospect of heading into the mid-season break second in Ligue 1.
Michael Carrick says the players at in-form Manchester United have their sights set on winning back the Premier League title this season.
Roberto Soldado says he is "ashamed" at being unable to repay the faith put in him by Tottenham supporters.
Sergio Ramos is still unsure whether he will be fit for Real Madrid's Club World Cup final against San Lorenzo on Saturday.
Roma coach Rudi Garcia will be in the dugout against Milan on Saturday after winning an appeal against a two-game touchline ban.
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a three-year contract extension with the club.
Southern League side Hereford United have been wound up by a High Court judge.
Nigel Pearson has been handed a one-match touchline ban for insulting a fan in Leicester City's defeat to Liverpool.
FIFA has announced a ban on third-party ownership (TPO) of players' economic rights, to come into effect on May 1 next year.
Andrea Ranocchia is keen for Inter to continue making strides under Roberto Mancini when they take on a surging Lazio side on Sunday.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hit out at criticism received by Raheem Sterling this season.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has backed Jack Colback to shine when he faces his former club in the Tyne-Wear derby.
San Lorenzo could be hindered by a lack of recovery time before their Club World Cup final against Real Madrid, coach Edgardo Bauza fears.
Alan Pardew has challenged Newcastle United to put on a show in the Tyne-Wear derby and end their recent hoodoo against Sunderland.
Arsene Wenger is keen to draw inspiration from happier trips to Liverpool as Arsenal aim to avoid a repeat of last season's 5-1 drubbing.
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is available for selection after returning to the club following a period of compassionate leave.
Diego Simeone will want a response from Atletico Madrid when they travel to Athletic Bilbao, having been held by minnows L'Hospitalet.
Southampton teenager Matt Targett has signed a new five-year contract.
Rudi Garcia will send his Roma side out with a plan to attack Milan in Saturday's Serie A showdown.
Manuel Pellegrini's attacking options will again be stretched to the limit when Manchester City host Crystal Palace on Saturday.