We round up the front and back pages across Europe, as Friday sees the transfer rumour mill crank into gear once again.
Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes Lionel Messi's successor as the best player in the world will be PSG and France star Kylian Mbappe.
FIFA announced the shortlist for its Puskas Award has been cut from 10 to three, with Lionel Messi still in the running.
FIFA announced Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk are the finalists for The Best Men's Player award this year.
Ernesto Valverde will not risk Lionel Messi against Osasuna and instead plans to let him recover from injury in the international break.
Cristiano Ronaldo thanked Lionel Messi for helping him to "be part of history" with their long-running battle to be the world's best player.
Juventus vice president Pavel Nedved believed Cristiano Ronaldo, not Virgil van Dijk, would win the UEFA award for the year's best player.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were both on the shortlist for UEFA's Player of the Year award, but Virgil van Dijk won the prize.
Rafael Benitez named Lionel Messi as the player he wishes he had coached, saying the Barcelona forward shares his view of the game.
Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique were in attendance as Barcelona opened a new stadium named after their former player and coach, Johan Cruyff.