Crystal Palace are braced to be without their player of the year, Wilfried Zaha, for up to five weeks in the new year after the twice-capped England international expressed his intention to declare for Ivory Coast before the Africa Cup of Nations.
The in-form Crystal Palace winger has failed to receive international recognition despite his stellar start to the season.
Hosts Gabon were handed a favourable draw for January’s Africa Cup of Nations, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s side to face Cameroon, Burkina Faso and the debutants Guinea-Bissau in Group A while the heavyweights Algeria and Senegal will face off in Group B.
Jonathan Kodjia was on his way to becoming an accountant before he got the break that led to him becoming the subject of the biggest transfer deal in the history of the Championship.
Yaya Toure has withdrawn from the Ivory Coast squad after a suspected recurrence of a heel injury in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.
Wilfried Bony has scored only two goals this Premier League season and his manager has left the striker in doubt that he needs to improve, although he did appeal to the City faithful to stop jeering the player.
The defender says that the words of his club boss were ringing in his ears when he stepped up to take a crucial penalty recently.
The former Leeds United star scored the equaliser against Mali this afternoon.
The Manchester City boss does not have any concerns over the Ivorian's commitment to the club
The Swans have confirmed via their official Twitter account that any deal will be confirmed officially by them.
Illan Meslier dazzled for Leeds United's Under-23s today.
Daniel Arzani is on loan at Celtic from Manchester City.
Doncaster Rovers are flying high in League One, six months after manager Darren Moore was sacked by Championship outfit West Bromwich Albion.
West Ham United defender Ryan Fredericks has established himself as Manuel Pellegrini's side's first choice at right-back.
Juventus legend Marchisio idolises Steven Gerrard - who just happens to be the manager of Scottish Premiership giants Rangers.
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The Tottenham Hotspur didn't post a complete performance on international duty.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford started for England on Saturday.
The Reds midfielder was given licence to roam higher up the pitch than at Anfield - to devastating effect for the Dutch.
Rangers reportedly wanted to sign Phil Foden, though Steven Gerrard denied a move to Ibrox was offered.
Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to return with a new offer for Wilfried Zaha in the transfer window after the Crystal Palace winger joined up with the Ivory Coast squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Wilfried Zaha has resisted Gareth Southgate’s attempts to persuade him to pledge his future to England and will link up with Ivory Coast next week before the Africa Cup of Nations.
Atalanta have rejected a €25m offer from Chelsea for Franck Kessié, with the Ivorian midfielder’s agent claiming there is also interest from several other Premier League sides including Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal.