Ligue 1 title chasers Monaco are reportedly keeping tabs on Robin Gnagne, something the Hearts defender has welcomed with open arms.
Arsenal youngster Serge Gnabry has committed his international future to Germany, deciding against representing the Ivory Coast.
Only a handful of Africa's top 30 nations moved up in the latest FIFA world rankings which were released on Thursday morning.
Jose Mourinho is looking forward to being reunited with Didier Drogba, but has urged his Chelsea players to remember the striker's quality.
Rudi Garcia hailed the match-winning contribution of much-maligned winger Gervinho after his two-goal haul helped Roma to a 3-2 win over Napoli.
Brendan Rodgers refused to blame Kolo Toure after the defender's misplaced pass led to West Brom's equaliser in the 1-1 draw on Sunday.
Monaco striker Lacina Traore looks set to undergo a medical at Everton on Monday ahead of a proposed loan switch to the club.
Premier Soccer League giants Mamelodi Sundowns have included several trialists for their upcoming mid-season tour of Zambia.
Yaya Toure, just crowned African Footballer of the Year for 2013, believes the award could just as easily have been won by John Obi Mikel.
Yaya Toure has been named CAF African Player of the Year for a third successive time at a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria.
Didier Drogba has credited Jose Mourinho for turning him into "one of the best in Europe" during the pair's successes at Chelsea.
John Obi Mikel is relishing the return of former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba when Galatasaray come calling in the Champions League last-16.
Ivory Coast duo Didier Drogba and Emmanuel Eboue are in hot water with the Turkish Federation for messages to the late Nelson Mandela.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been named BBC African Footballer of the Year following his exploits for club and country in 2013.
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