Talks remain ongoing with the Hamburg captain but no progress towards a deal has been made since last month's meeting.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has no doubts about the Chelsea striker's level of commitment.
Rotherham United manager Steve Evans caused controversy against Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is quickly becoming a popular figure at Villa Park.
West Ham United defender James Collins has given a positive fitness update of his current situation.
Lewis McGugan has not shut the door on a future return to Nottingham Forest.
We take a look at Aston Villa's defenders' Premier League performances to date.
Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has promised fans they will see key qualities in his team.
HSBC, BNP Paribas and Royal Bank of Scotland must conduct top-to-bottom rewrites of plans showing how they can be safely unwound in bankruptcy before resubmitting the living wills to U.S. regulators.
Politicians and regulators have prevented a supply-side solution to growth because they are focused on punishing banks, strategist Jason Trennert tells CNBC.