Steve Bruce says there is "no racism" in Dave Whelan, after the Wigan Athletic chairman's controversial comments in an interview.
Mario Balotelli remains unconcerned by his slow start to life at Liverpool and insists he will return to goalscoring form.
Milan striker Fernando Torres has set his sights on ending the season as top scorer, despite having scored just one Serie A goal so far.
Former Argentina international Diego Milito has backed Gerardo Martino to lead the country to success.
Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2018.
Michael Dawson wants former club Tottenham to remain patient with head coach Mauricio Pochettino after an inconsistent start to the season.
Arsenal will be without Theo Walcott for their Premier League clash with Manchester United, while Danny Welbeck is a doubt.
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet believes he may have to dip into the transfer market in January to cover the injury to Patrick van Aanholt.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu claims he has assurances from Lionel Messi's father that he is happy at the club.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has dismissed any comparisons between in-form striker Ayoze Perez and club legend Alan Shearer.
Werder Bremen have been dealt a blow after striker Franco Di Santo suffered a knee ligament injury in training.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists John Stones will not be rushed back from injury, with the defender set for a January return.
Swansea City manager Garry Monk is not considering recalling Michu when Wilfred Bony departs for the Africa Cup of Nations in January.
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Santa Fe stayed perfect in the Colombian Primera A semi-finals round robin stage, with a 1-0 win at Once Caldas.
Cruzeiro staged a second-half comeback as they overcame high-flying Gremio 2-1 on Thursday.
Adam Lallana claimed he still has friends at Southampton, after departing the coastal club for Liverpool in the off-season.
The Superclasico failed to live up to the hype as Boca Juniors and River Plate drew 0-0 in the Copa Sudamericana semi-final first leg.
Alajuelense maintained their seven-point buffer at the helm of the Costa Rican Primera Division, while Herediano also won.
Kieran Francis looks ahead to a crucial weekend in the A-League.