Theo Walcott is expected to make his first-team return after 10 months out of action when Arsenal host Premier League basement boys Burnley.
Ronald Koeman is not surprised to see Southampton flying high in the Premier League, despite the sale of key players in the close-season.
Jurgen Klopp has warned Borussia Dortmund they will face a "real cup team" in Dynamo Dresden in the DFB-Pokal third round.
Juventus must show greater maturity in order to get back to winning ways against Empoli, according to Leonardo Bonucci.
Garry Monk is to meet with referees' chief Mike Riley to discuss decisions that have upset the Swansea City manager in recent weeks.
Under-pressure Parma coach Roberto Donadoni faces a potentially decisive clash against Inter at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers expects Liverpool to build on their dramatic win over Swansea City against in-form Newcastle United this weekend.
Full-back Atsuto Uchida has signed a three-year contract extension with Schalke.
Ronald Koeman is confident Southampton's winning mentality will negate any fatigue ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash at Hull City.
Mattia Destro has hinted that he will consider his future with Serie A high-flyers Roma at the end of the season.
Real Madrid legend Raul has agreed a multi-year contract with North American Soccer League (NASL) side the New York Cosmos.
Yannick Bolasie is working hard to change his style of play to become more effective for Crystal Palace.
Borussia Dortmund veteran Sebastian Kehl believes the added pressure of visiting Bayern Munich can help them end their awful Bundesliga run.
Mathieu Bodmer has signed a two-year contract extension with Nice.
Nottingham Forest have strengthened their squad with the loan signing of Tom Ince from Hull City.
Diego Simeone was not surprised that several of Atletico Madrid's first-team stars left the club in the last transfer window.
Lee Clark has vowed to keep beleaguered Blackpool in the Championship after being confirmed as the club's new manager.
Diafra Sakho is a doubt for West Ham's trip to Stoke City this weekend due to the shoulder injury he picked up against Manchester City.
Luis Enrique will come up against familiar opposition as Barcelona aim to regain momentum in La Liga at home to Celta Vigo on Saturday.
Mauro Icardi has hit out at Inter supporters who jeered the team during Wednesday's Serie A victory over Sampdoria.