Matthijs de Ligt questioned the Eredivisie's quality after a thumping Ajax win, and his national team boss has some sympathy.
Ousmane Dembele is in the spotlight for his reported ill-discipline at Barcelona, much to the frustration of France boss Didier Deschamps.
The Football Association has charged Daniel Sturridge over an alleged breach of its rules relating to betting.
Alexandre Lacazette and Benjamin Mendy have each pulled out of the France squad for this month's international matches.
Three years on from his last international appearance, Rafinha has been added to Brazil's squad for this month's friendly matches.
Brescia's teenage midfielder Sandro Tonali was praised by Italy coach Roberto Mancini ahead of the Azzurri's clash with Portugal.
Fresh from another Panchina d'Oro award for Italian manager of the year, Massimiliano Allegri has pledged his future to Juventus.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he is content to wait until the end of the season before taking up a new coaching role.
Pep Guardiola has been asked to explain his comments about referee Anthony Taylor before Manchester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United.
Just four points separate the top six in LaLiga and the more competitive nature of the division is no bad thing, according to Lionel Messi.
He has impressed since taking temporary charge last month, and now Solari has been appointed as Real Madrid's permanent boss.
In a largely lifeless contest, Chelsea did just enough to beat BATE and confirm their place in the Europa League knockout rounds.
Jordi Alba looked set for an extended spell in the international wilderness but Luis Enrique has finally called up the left-back.
Benjamin Mendy reminded United States president Donald Trump about France's World Cup success.
Antonin Panenka, the architect of the famous penalty execution, is delighted to see Sergio Ramos mastering his technique for Real Madrid.
While he continues to be linked with a possible move away from Manchester United, Paul Pogba has made it clear how much he wanted to return.
Neymar's former Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta would have no issues if the Paris Saint-Germain forward moved to Real Madrid.
Reiss Nelson will come back from his loan spell in Germany a more confident player, according to Arsenal boss Unai Emery.
Borussia Dortmund looked set for a season of rebuilding but Lucien Favre's youthful side approach Der Klassiker with wider horizons.