There's trouble in paradise at PSG. Earlier this week French newspaper L'Equipe mocked up a front page of what the club would look like if they won the Champions League this season. The trophy was included and it was a case of 'Could this be true?', with the feeling being that this really could be PSG's year.
Manchester City's Ferran Soriano has got himself into a bit of a pickle. Back when he was helping Barcelona more than double their revenues, Soriano was also president of Spanair. The aviation business was one of the major European ones to fall during the financial crisis and subsequent doom.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho yet again appeared on Portuguese TV on Thursday night. He'd been on over the weekend, which is where the Talisca story first started, and it seems to be a recoding with bits which keep coming out. Mourinho's comments have been covered in Spain because much of what he said was about Real Madrid and players there.
It was inevitable. As night is sure to follow day, the media were always going to pick up on Jose Mourinho's Talisca comments and turn it into a big story. The Chelsea manager probably knew that, he doesn't fall into these things accidentally and his comments will have been to float the idea and also to give the player a boost.
January, February, March, April... gap to August, then September. That's the sequence of Everton scouting matches of Liga Sagres club FC Porto. The Merseyside club have been regular visitors to watch Porto matches both home and away and there's almost certainly someone, or multiple someones, catching the eye. They've watched the club in small matches, huge games against the likes of Benfica, and in Europe against Napoli.
In a cruel, twisted, but generally incredibly humorous way, there would be little better than Arsenal stealing Munir from under the noses of Barcelona. The personal insults sent from the Catalan press to Arsene Wenger over recent years, for wanting to steal half of La Masia, have been playground.
Chelsea have a pretty good relationship with Portuguese club Benfica and have bought several players from them down the years. The latest was Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic and the Premier League club appeared to get him for something of a bargain when they shelled out €25m during the winter transfer window.
There's only one way after Manchester United, downwards. One of those lines trotted out about football clubs which is clearly nonsense but nice sentimental nonsense nonetheless. Cristiano Ronaldo will argue that there is life after Manchester United and Juventus' Paul Pogba may be able to put up an even better case.