The Scotland captain certainly seems up for the fight against the World Cup winners.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that Wolfsburg are prepared to pay £33m for Romelu Lukaku.
Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has made a hint at who could be included in his first-team selection against West Ham United this weekend.
Leeds United beat Fulham 3-0 in Championship action last night.
Newcastle youngster Olivier Kemen could be close to making his first-team debut.
Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly looking to recruit a director of football in the near future.
The Irish striker was sent off for his reaction to an unseen elbow from Paul Paton.
Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has described how his side will attack the play-off places.
The Danish defender has been more than impressed with his teammate's contributions to the club's mini revival under Tim Sherwood.
Everton face a tough test in the Ukraine against the excellent home record of Dynamo Kyiv on Thursday night.