Angola, Cape Verde, Morocco and hosts South Africa are in Group A of the African Cup of Nations and their involvement has either directly or indirectly affected teams such as Everton, Crystal Palace, Oldham Athletic, Norwich City, QPR, Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Wrexham.
All the latest news surrounding Villa Park.
Aston Villa and Spurs have already capitalised and now Newcastle, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with some of the Dutch league's best talents.
Aston Villa have clinched the signing of El Ahmadi on a three-year-deal.
Joao Cancelo made his first Champions League appearance for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City during a 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Everton boss Marco Silva has faced a great deal of criticism after his side were beaten last weekend.
Serge Atakayi was the hero for Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers on Wednesday.
Tottenham Hotspur loanee Jack Clarke could potentially be returning back to his parent club in January because his game time at Leeds United has completely dried out.
Scottish Premiership powerhouses Rangers let Lee Hodson leave Ibrox this summer before he signed a contract with Gillingham.
Who is better right now? Manchester City's Premier League superstar Raheem Sterling or Liverpool's Egyptian King Mo Salah?
Tanguy Ndombele proved his worth in the Champions League with Lyon last season and now he will be hoping to replicate that form when he makes his European debut with Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night.
Fikayo Tomori made his Champions League debut for Frank Lampard's Blues but Rodrigo Moreno scored the winner at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool lost 2-0 away at Napoli on Tuesday night.
Liverpool are currently five points clear at the top of the Premier League table, with Manchester City's injury crisis worsening.