David Beckham is tipping Wayne Rooney to capture the greatest honours in the game later this year.
Brazilian winger Mancini has completed his cross-city switch from Inter Milan to AC Milan on a six-month loan deal.
Previous winners Manchester United and Porto were joined by Bordeaux and Chelsea in qualifying for the Champions League last 16 tonight, but AC Milan and Real Madrid could yet miss out on progression from the group stages.
Klaas Jan Huntelaar is on the verge of joining AC Milan after they agreed a fee for the striker with Real Madrid.
AC Milan coach Leonardo is remaining upbeat despite his side's fifth consecutive defeat in pre-season to Boca Juniors on Thursday.
Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko still has his heart set on a move to AC Milan, even though he is resigned to staying at Wolfsburg this season.
Luis Fabiano's move to AC Milan looks dead in the water after Rossoneri coach Leonardo said they have all but given up on the transfer.
Luis Fabiano looks to be staying at Sevilla after AC Milan insisted negotiations over his transfer were closed.
David Beckham has fanned the flames in his row with LA Galaxy's fans by admitting he is confident he'll be back at AC Milan next season.
AC Milan must up their offer for Luis Fabiano if the striker is to leave Sevilla, according to his agent.
Ronaldinho has vowed to lessen the impact of Kaka's departure by having a "great season" for AC Milan.
Kaka has sought to temper any expectations that the big-money signings of himself and Cristiano Ronaldo this summer will instantly result in Real Madrid becoming an unbeatable side.
Andrea Pirlo wants to remain an AC Milan player despite rumoured interest from Chelsea.
AC Milan have warned Chelsea they have no intention of selling Brazil striker Alexandre Pato.
Chelsea target Andrea Pirlo will honour his contract with AC Milan, according to his agent.