Breakfast Briefing: World Cup woe for Strootman while Torres to miss a few weeks
AS Roma: Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman's World Cup hopes are in tatters after sustaining serious injury. The 24-year-old was carried from the field after 13 minutes of Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Napoli and reports surfaced on Monday that scans had shown a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Chelsea: Jose Mourinho has suggested he could lose Fernando Torres for "a couple of weeks" to a groin injury. The Spain international was set to start in Chelsea's Premier League clash with Tottenham on Saturday, but was replaced by Samuel Eto'o after injuring himself in the warm-up.
Newcastle United: Dan Gosling has admitted a Football Association (FA) charge of misconduct in relation to betting. The 24-year-old Newcastle midfielder has made just three Premier League appearances for Newcastle this season, all from the bench.
Napoli: Goalkeeper Pepe Reina has said he is open to the possibility of moving to America towards the end of his career. The Spaniard is currently in Naples on a season-long loan from Liverpool, but has conceded he will unlikely return to Anfield.
Paris St Germain: Thiago Silva has reiterated his desire to stay at the club despite speculation linking him with a move elsewhere. The Brazilian defender's impressive displays have caught the eye of many this season as PSG romp towards the Ligue 1 title, but he has ruled out any possibility of a move away from the French capital in the near future.
Getafe: Luis Garcia has left his position as head coach of Getafe after a 12-match winless run in La Liga. The club has acted swiftly to replace their former coach, announcing former player Cosmin Contra as the 38-year-old returns to the club from Romanian outfit Petrolul Ploiesti.
Bayern Munich: President Uli Hoeness has admitted to evading €18.5million in taxes, over five times the amount he was originally charged for. The 62-year-old former Germany international attended the first day of his high-profile trial in Munich on Monday, charged with defrauding the authorities of €3.5m, and surprised the court by admitting the actual figure was much higher.
Borussia Monchengladbach: Marc-Andre ter Stegen will leave Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of the season, with Basel's Yann Sommer signed as his replacement. The German international goalkeeper is widely expected to join Barcelona in the close-season, with the Catalan club chasing a replacement for the outgoing Victor Valdes.
Ajax: Head coach Frank de Boer has no plans to leave the Dutch club despite rumours he will join Inter next season. There has been plenty of speculation in the Italian media that Inter are keen on replacing Walter Mazzarri with De Boer but the Dutchman said he was 'fine at Ajax'.