AC Milan are in no hurry to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a new contract, despite the excellent form of the Sweden international this season.
Romelu Lukaku claims Anderlecht are interested in taking him back on loan next season, twelve months after they sold him to Chelsea in a big-money transfer.
Manchester United will take no comfort from their premature UEFA Champions League exit, but it at least gives Sir Alex Ferguson a rare opportunity to make a clean sweep of European honours.
Steven Fletcher scored twice as Wolverhampton Wanderers came from behind to defeat Sunderland 2-1 at Molineux, under the watchful eye at Martin O’Neill.
Arsenal are the first English side to progress to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, but Chelsea still have work to do following their defeat in Germany.
The top two sides in the Premier League are far from assured of their places in the UEFA Champions League when the knockout programme begins in the New Year.