Sir Alex Ferguson has rejected the theory that next Monday's Manchester derby represents a collision between passion and money.
Andre Marriner has been appointed to referee the Premier League derby between Manchester City and Manchester United next Monday.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he is "expecting hell" when his side travel to Real Madrid for their Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday.
Manchester United winger Nani says next week's derby against Manchester City gives the Premier League leaders the perfect opportunity to bounce back from Sunday's disappointing draw with Everton.
Sergio Aguero has revealed he could be ready to make an early return for Manchester City when they travel to Arsenal this weekend, and labelled speculative reports about how he suffered his injury "incredible rumours".
Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists he and his AC Milan team-mates are "ready for Barcelona" and has demanded the Rossoneri start making a major impact on the continental stage again.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez is ready to sign a new contract with the club, according to his agent.
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood believes Robin van Persie is "very happy in London" and reassured the fans the club is ready to invest in the squad this summer.
Dimitar Berbatov says sitting on the sidelines is painful but he insists he is primed and ready to help Manchester United in their quest to win yet another Premier League title.
Fit-again Everton defender Phil Jagielka is expecting a real battle to win back his place in the team following a run of eight games without defeat for the Toffees.
Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa says he is not ready to leave the club and confirmed he is in talks with the Bundesliga leaders about extending his contract.
Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen has confirmed he intends to move to the Premier League.
The Brazilian organisers of the 2014 World Cup have refused to work with FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke after he claimed they needed a "kick up the backside" to be ready to host the event.
Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita has revealed he is "flattered" to be linked with Liverpool and could be ready to move to Anfield in search of regular first team football.
Liverpool striker Andrew Carroll believes he is finally ready to justify his GBP;35 million transfer fee after a man of the match performance at the weekend.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has admitted he is considering retiring from international football in order to concentrate on playing for Manchester City.