China named Elkeson in their squad for their opening World Cup qualifier with the Brazilian poised to be the first without Chinese ancestry to play for the country.
Palmeiras edged Gremio away from home to take control of their Copa Libertadores quarter-final.
In Tuesday's Championship action, Middlesbrough got their first win of the season and Sheffield Wednesday went back to the summit.
Napoli appear to have got their man after Hirving Lozano arrived in Italy on Tuesday amid reports of a €42million move from PSV.
As the sole survivor of a coaching shuffle among the leading challengers, Carlo Ancelotti could have the best chance to end Napoli's 30-year wait for the Serie A title.
Cristiano Ronaldo is uncertain when he will stop playing, but the Juventus star said it could be as soon as next year.
APOEL almost claimed a Champions League play-off upset against Ajax after the Dutch side had a man sent off.
David Beckham's Major League Soccer club in Miami may have hit a new stumbling block after an environmental report showed unexpected levels of contamination at a proposed stadium site, the Miami Herald reported.
Sheffield Wednesday moved to the top of the Championship with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Luton as Philip Cocu suffered his first defeat as Derby County boss, 2-1 at home to Bristol City, on Tuesday.
Ajax finished with 10 men on Tuesday but moved closer to the Champions League group stage with a 0-0 draw away to APOEL in Nicosia in a playoff round first-leg match.