Roma forward Bojan Krkic says he has "not lost hope" of playing in the Olympics for Spain, despite having not played for the senior side since making his debut in 2008.
Nicolas Anelka made an instant impact on his Shanghai Shenhua debut, scoring on debut as his side fell to a 3-2 defeat against bitter rivals Beijing Guo'an.
Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell came on for his England debut on Wednesday night at exactly the same time as he became a father.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson could be set to hand 18-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba his European debut for the club on Thursday against Ajax in the Europa League.
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed he wants to play for another English club on loan before making his Blues debut.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll came off the bench to save a penalty as Olympiakos clung on for a 1-0 win at Rubin Kazan, thanks to David Fuster's 71st minute strike.
Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed there is a "big possibility" Gary Cahill will finally make his Chelsea debut against Manchester United.
Bolton defender Zat Knight believes it is only a matter of time before team-mate David Ngog comes good, after the Frenchman endured a profligate first half of his debut season at the Reebok Stadium.
Martin O'Neill has heaped praise on his young stars after two late goals against Blackburn Rovers handed the new Sunderland boss a winning start to his tenure at the Stadium of Light.
Aston Villa midfielder Jermaine Jenas will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on an Achilles injury.
Inter Milan forward Diego Milito will not be leaving the club in the January transfer window, according to his agent.
Brazilian starlet Neymar, Arsenal striker Robin van Persie and Napoli's Edinson Cavani are amongst fourteen news faces to make their debut as nominees for the FIFPro World XI 2011.
Lille striker Moussa Sow has hailed the impact of on-loan Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole in Ligue 1.
Barcelona teenager Rafael Alcantara has revealed that he is close to penning a new long-term contract with the club.
Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge will make his England debut against Sweden on Tuesday, but defender Phil Jagielka has been ruled out with an injury.
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is keen to play at both Euro 2012 and the London Olympics next year, but insisted that he is only concentrating on playing for his club at present.