Luis Suarez backed Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi to "continue for a long while yet".
Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha could be involved in a busy January window, according to the player's agent.
Ronald Koeman is focused on leading the Netherlands, not rumours linking him to Barcelona.
Former Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri provided an update on his future and confirmed he will not return to management this season.
Kevin Ratcliffe has been surprised by Everton's apparent failure to have a permanent replacement for Marco Silva ready to come in.
The balance of football power in Manchester has swung comprehensively to City from United on the field and the Premier League champions are now on the verge of toppling their neighbours in the financial stakes as well.
Both sides of the Manchester divide will be hoping some derby delight can add impetus to disappointing seasons when City host United on Saturday, while Liverpool travel to Bournemouth aiming to surge further clear at the top of the Premier League.
Allan Saint-Maximin and Jonjo Shelvey were on target as Newcastle United recorded a 2-0 win at Sheffield United on Thursday.
Goals from Adam Webster and Neal Maupay gave Brighton an unexpected 1-2 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Alexandre Lacazette had drawn the Gunners level before David Luiz had a goal taken away by VAR at 1-1.