Manchester United manager David Moyes has called for his side to maintain their form ahead of their Group A clash with Real Sociedad. The Scot admitted to not believing the Spanish side are world-beaters, but urged his side to guard against complacency.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is hoping his Spanish giants achieve qualification after facing Juventus. The former Chelsea coach recognises the Italians are struggling in the group - something he hopes to take advantage of.
The Vikings are also thought to be looking into strengthening their squad with Chelsea's Ramires on the radar. The Brazilian midfielder is thought to be the subject of a £20 million January swoop, having played a bit-part role under Jose Mourinho this season.
Barcelona playmaker Sergio Roberto is speculated to being monitored by Liverpool and Spurs. The Catalan are thought to be reluctant to sell mind, with the Spaniards £20 million release clause looking like the only possible way out of the Nou Camp.
At the same time, Arsenal have been dented in their hopes of bolstering their squad come January. The news arrives after transfer target Juan Cuadrado is thought to be in negotiations over a pay-rise at current club Fiorentina.
On the other side of North London, Tottenham have been put on alert over summer target Alexandre Pato. The former AC Milan man is under pressure to better his performances for Corinthians, with club president Mario Gobbi openly criticising the player.