While unsure if Thierry Henry is set to join Monaco, Roberto Martinez endorsed the Belgium head coach for a head coaching role.
David de Gea has not been named in the latest batch of Ballon d'Or nominees, which includes Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
After facing questions over his footwork, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois hit back at critics.
Thibaut Courtois caught the eye against his former side Atletico Madrid, as Real Madrid were held to a draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Thibaut Courtois will face his old side Atletico Madrid for the first time since joining Real Madrid, but Marcelo is ruled out.
Saul Niguez called for understanding over Thibaut Courtois' move to Atletico Madrid's arch rivals Real Madrid before El Derbi.
Thibaut Courtois did not always look comfortable with the ball at his feet against Espanyol, but Julen Lopetegui dismissed the criticism.
Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui is not a big fan of individual awards, but he still wants his players' efforts to be acknowledged.
Keylor Navas has got the gloves back as Real Madrid prepare to start their Champions League defence under Julen Lopetegui.
Three-time Champions League winner Keylor Navas is not assured of cup action for Real Madrid after losing his place to Thibaut Courtois.