Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner insists Mohamed Bin Hammam had a "great chance" of beating Sepp Blatter in the most recent presidential race before bribery allegations derailed his campaign.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has told reporters that there are six clubs in the race to sign star striker Ezequiel Lavezzi this summer.
Chelsea are currently leading the race to sign highly rated Brazil midfielder Lucas Moura, though Real Madrid are also among his admirers according to Sao Paulo president Juvenal Juvencio.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter considers the race row he sparked to be over and insists he maintains a "zero tolerance" stance on racism.
Barcelona's honorary president Johan Cruyff believes the club should consider selling Dani Alves to Manchester City rather than risk him leaving on a free.