LaLiga title hopefuls Real Madrid have reportedly stepped up their interest in Napoli and Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz.
Real Madrid's Luka Modric handed the Ballon d'Or trophy to Lionel Messi on Monday and then expressed his respect for the Barcelona forward.
Antoine Griezmann finished third in the Ballon d'Or standings 12 months ago but the Barcelona ace has slipped down to 18th this time around.
Diego Simeone reflected on Atletico Madrid's late 1-0 loss to Barcelona on Sunday.
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez backed Eden Hazard to become a Real Madrid superstar.
Thibaut Courtois was dropped by Real Madrid, but Roberto Martinez feels he is the world's best goalkeeper.
Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal scored either side of Lucas Perez's penalty to set Real Madrid top of LaLiga with a 2-1 win at Alaves.
Second-half goals from Dani Carvajal and Sergio Ramos helped Real Madrid to a hard-earned away win over Deportivo Alaves.
Eden Hazard's injury opened the door for Gareth Bale to make his first LaLiga start since October 5.
Freddie Ljungberg reportedly hopes to become Arsenal's next full-time head coach after replacing Unai Emery on an interim basis.