Jurgen Klopp has suggested links of Liverpool approaching his former club Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho are wide of the mark.
Surprise Bundesliga leaders Borussia Monchengladbach have tied down midfielder Christoph Kramer to a new long-term deal.
Lionel Messi was praised by Robert Lewandowski after winning a record sixth Ballon d'Or.
December kicks off with a football-packed week, but that does not mean it is the only sport you should take note of on Astro and Astro GO. Here are the big live events happening this week (coverage is subject to change)
Liverpool's Alisson is the inaugural winner of the Yachine Trophy, awarded to the best goalkeeper in world football over the past 12 months.
Antoine Griezmann finished third in the Ballon d'Or standings 12 months ago but the Barcelona ace has slipped down to 18th this time around.
He has been linked with some of Europe's biggest clubs but Borussia Dortmund fans have signalled their appreciation of Jadon Sancho.
Bayern Munich and Germany centre-back Niklas Sule has given a bullish assessment of his chances of appearing at Euro 2020.
Philippe Coutinho is on loan at Bayern Munich but he would be open to extending his stay in Bavaria.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has given Hansi Flick a vote of confidence following Bayern Munich's first defeat under their interim head coach.