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.
Thibaut Courtois is set to return to Chelsea's starting line-up for Monday's Premier League encounter at Stoke City.
Angel di Maria could return to the Manchester United squad for their Premier League trip to Aston Villa on Saturday.
Barcelona forward Neymar could feature against Cordoba at Camp Nou this weekend after returning to training on Friday.
FIFA's Executive Committee has unanimously agreed to publish Michael Garcia's report into the bidding process for the next two World Cups.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Liverpool will not appeal against Mario Balotelli's one-match Football Association ban.
Adelaide United crashed back to earth with a thud after winning the FFA Cup, going down 2-1 at Newcastle Jets on Friday.
Adelaide United crashed back to earth with a thud after winning the FFA Cup on Tuesday, going down 2-1 to the Jets in Newcastle.
Lyon coach Hubert Fournier is keen to extend Nabil Fekir's contract and bring attacking reinforcements in after an injury to Yassine Benzia.
Eric Abidal has announced his retirement at the age of 35 and revealed that he could be on his way back to Barcelona in a coaching capacity.
Harry Redknapp admits there is no possibility of QPR signing Stoke City striker Peter Crouch during the January transfer window.
Davy Klaassen was left to rue a bad day at the office after Ajax slumped to a 4-0 loss to Vitesse in the KNVB Beker on Thursday.
Arsene Wenger does not fear a repeat of last season's Premier League mauling when Arsenal visit Liverpool on Sunday.
Glenn Whelan wants to stay at Stoke City after dismissing speculation linking him with a move away from the Britannia Stadium.
Salomon Kalou has warned Hertha Berlin that he will look elsewhere for regular first-team football if they do not offer it to him.
Marouane Fellaini insists there is a growing belief at Old Trafford that Manchester United are realistic Premier League title challengers.
Christian Benteke admits he was wrong to hand in a transfer request at Aston Villa and is delighted he opted to remain with the club.