Tottenham's Gareth Bale is said to be angling for a move, and some say that, if he stays, he won't give his all to the club this coming season.
Thorgan Hazard, the brother of Eden, has continued his excellent form with Zulte-Waregem.
Darren O'Dea has scored his first goal for Metalurh Donetsk.
Could Modibo Maiga save West Ham United time and money this summer?
It could be over all too quickly. In 2002 at the Waca in Perth Australia retained the Ashes before anyone had the chance to open a single door of their Advent calendar.
Geoff Miller and his fellow England selectors will not be agonising quite so long as their Australian counterparts about the make-up of their Test squad for Old Trafford, where the hosts have the chance to retain the Ashes at the earliest possibility.
Repeat after me: Edward Snowden is not the story.
Gareth Bale collected possession, shifted the ball on to his left foot, drifted inside and crunched a wonderful 25-yard shot past the Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Giussepe Rossi was at it again, scoring a double as Fiorentina continued their gluttony of goals.