Manuel Pellegrini has jumped to the defence of the out of form Yaya Toure, suggesting he has yet to come to terms with his brother's death.
Didier Drogba has called on Chelsea's fans to give him time to regain his best form after rejoining in the recent transfer period.
Defensive midfielder Didier Zokora has retired from international football, after 14 years of service for the Cote d'Ivoire national team.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has spoken of his annoyance with the leaks that have revealed his transfer targets before the deals are concluded.
The latest version of the FIFA world rankings were released on Thursday, where Algeria remain unmoved at the top of the CAF standings.
Liverpool and Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has revealed that he rejected the chance to join Turkish club Trabzonspor.
Trabzonspor president Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu has revealed that the club are closing in on a deal to sign Kolo Toure from Liverpool.
Yaya Toure has moved to commit himself to Man City, stating he intends to stay at the Premier League champions for "as long as possible".
Chelsea have confirmed that striker Didier Drogba has returned to the club after putting pen to a one-year deal.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he is considering the possibility of bringing Didier Drogba back to the club.
Algeria are the highest ranked CAF nation in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday, after the conclusion of the World Cup.
Yaya Toure's agent has claimed the Manchester City and Ivory Coast midfielder missed out on the top Premier League awards due to the colour of his skin.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure admits that he is in desperate need of some rest after what has been a long and gruelling season.
Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure believes their 'scandalous' World Cup exit has been overlooked because no-one cares about African teams.
- Lamouchi quits Ivory Coast
- Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast
- Greece v Ivory Coast
- Toure brothers set to stay on
- Colombia v Ivory Coast
- Bony wants 'top six' move
- Drogba puts Cote d'Ivoire first
- Lamouchi praise for Drogba
- Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan
- Elephants sweating on Toure
- Toure to make quit decision
- Toure could miss WC opener
- World Cup warm-up wrap
- Toure contracts Malaria
- Boka believes in the Elephants
- Toure in Qatar stop-over
- AFCON 2015 qualifying draw
- Toure: Africans get less credit
- Wenger admits Yaya regret
- Drogba hails 'special game'
- Monaco eyeing Gnagne deal
- Gnabry picks Germany
- CAF nations in rankings stumble
- Jose relishing Drogba return
- Garcia hails two-goal Gervinho