Mark Hughes is keen for Peter Crouch to remain at Stoke City amid rumours of a possible swoop from QPR in January.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has reiterated that there is no animosity between himself and former assistant Roy Keane.
Filippo Inzaghi is confident his Milan side can achieve "great things" when they return from the Serie A mid-season break.
Barcelona were frustrated by Getafe last weekend but will be expected to end the year on a high note by beating Cordoba on Saturday.
Ronald Koeman does not intend to move for Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder as he is out of Southampton's price range.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is paying little attention to Southampton's current form ahead of the sides' Premier League clash.
Philippe Mexes hopes Milan can use Saturday's Serie A trip to former club Roma as the springboard to a more consistent run of results.
Leonardo Jardim has conceded that it will be a tough physical test for Monaco to face Metz just three days after their midweek cup exploits.
Nabil Bentaleb has challenged Tottenham to follow their League Cup exploits by pushing for the top four, starting with Burnley on Saturday.
Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock insists he has no fear of facing a Manchester City side who have hit their stride in recent weeks.
Arsene Wenger has refused to rule Theo Walcott and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain out of Arsenal's Premier League trip to Liverpool on Sunday.
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich will be without Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski for Friday's encounter with Mainz.
Cruz Azul coach Luis Fernando Tena wants his side to build on the experience of facing Real Madrid and beat Auckland City on Saturday.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is unconcerned that talks have yet to begin over a new contract with the Premier League club.
Nigeria striker Ikechukwu Uche has signed a two-year contract extension with Villarreal to keep him at the La Liga side until 2017.
Sheffield United and Yeovil Town return to League One action on Saturday after their midweek cup heroics.
Goalkeeper Iker Casillas is set to make his 700th Real Madrid appearance in Saturday's Club World Cup final against San Lorenzo.
Roberto Carlos claims that Cristiano Ronaldo should be selected as the Ballon d'Or winner ahead of Lionel Messi.
Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland's hierarchy that another relegation battle looms unless they invest during the January transfer window.
Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has confirmed that Marouane Chamakh is set to miss the next few weeks due to injury.