Talk of a move to Real Madrid is set to intensify after Paul Pogba and Zinedine Zidane were photographed together.
A clash of heads in Roma's draw with Cagliari left Edin Dzeko with a double-fractured cheekbone and he faces two weeks on the sidelines.
Kylian Mbappe has been replaced by Alassane Plea in the France squad, having failed to shake off an injury problem.
In a career that has seen him play for Germany, Chelsea and Werder Bremen, Red Star captain Marko Marin is enjoying his time in Belgrade.
Borussia Dortmund will host Borussia Monchengladbach in one of two all-Bundesliga ties in the DFB-Pokal second round.
Mickael Cuisance has officially left Borussia Monchengladbach and put pen to paper at Allianz Arena with Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich are to add Mickael Cuisance to their expected loan capture of Philippe Coutinho.
Africa Cup of Nations winner Ramy Bensebaini has moved from Rennes to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Chelsea's pre-season ended in a draw against Borussia Monchengladbach thanks to Ross Barkley's late penalty.
Borussia Monchengladbach's Christoph Kramer faces a spell on the sidelines as the Germany international has suffered a serious ankle injury.