Alvaro Negredo plundered a hat-trick as Manchester City stormed into the knock-out stages of the Champions League for the first time in the club's history.
Ashley Young was caught up in a fresh diving storm as Manchester United were held to a goalless draw in Spain.
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is set to miss England's final two matches of 2013 as he continues to struggle with a worrying ankle problem.
Fulham have refused to accept Sascha Riether's FA ban - even though the defender admitted he had no defence to stamping on Machester United teenager Adnan Januzaj on Saturday.
Championship side Blackburn insist £10m-rated striker Jordan Rhodes will not be sold as part of a January fire sale to cut debts of £54.5m.
Liverpool will battle it out with Barcelona, Inter Milan and Verona to sign Porto winger Juan Iturbe, 20, who is valued at £11.75million.
Sunderland and Fulham are both tracking Hamburg enforcer Tomas Rincon, 25, who will be a free agent next summer.
QPR are lining up a loan swoop for West Ham's Jack Collison to replace the injured Alejandro Faurlin.
Meanwhile, the Hammers and Arsenal are keen on Fiorentina's 20-year-old Senagalese striker Khouma Babacar who is rated at £5m.
Watford are after Chelsea hotshot Patrick Bamford, 19, who has scored 12 goals in a loan spell at MK Dons.
League One side Notts County are set to name QPR midfielder Shaun Derry, 35, as their new manager.
Yaya Toure silenced CSKA's fans as City reached the Champions League KO stages for the first time.
Marouane Fellaini saw red on a frustrating night for Manchester United in Spain.
Former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, 28, claims that Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris St-Germain all tried to sign him after a difficult first season at Real Madrid.
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic claims he was on the verge of joining Manchester City until Roberto Mancini lost his job.
Championship side Burnley are lining up a move for Shamrock Rovers midfielder Ronan Finn.
Watford's Connor Smith, 20, is wanted on loan by Colchester United and Bristol Rovers.
Manchester City sailed into the Champions League knockout stages last night after thrashing CSKA Moscow.
Jose Mourinho has accused his Chelsea stars of being too cocky.
Manchester City strikers Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo put on a dazzling Bonfire Night display to seal a place in the Champions League knockout stage for the first time.
Tottenham are considering reviving their interest in Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao.
Liverpool are set to rival Arsenal for the signing of 27-year-old Yohan Cabaye as Newcastle brace themselves for renewed interest in the France midfielder in January.
Spurs are preparing to step up their interest in Brazilian winger Neilton after the player's agent said the 19-year-old is no nearer to signing a new contract at current club Santos.
Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo scored a hat-trick to trample over CSKA Moscow at the Etihad and march into the knock-out stages of the Champions League for the first time.
Brazil's World Cup build-up was thrown into chaos after the cancellation of a major football conference in Rio de Janeiro because of the continuing civil unrest in the country.
Manchester City progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time thanks to their brilliant strike-force.
Ashley Young is facing further unwanted scrutiny for another diving controversy as Manchester United squandered the chance to secure a place in the Champions League knock-out stages.
Manchester City finally ended their Champions League jinx last night by sweeping aside CSKA Moscow 5-2 at the Etihad Stadium to ensure they will feature in the competition's knockout stage for the first time.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 26, could play in his club's Europa League home tie with Moldova champions Sheriff Tiraspol - despite being knocked unconscious playing against Everton on Sunday.
Manchester City reached the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time last night as Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero helped them to a 5-2 win over CSKA Moscow.
The rain-streaked night had been bad enough for Manchester United before Ashley Young made it worse, in a desperately familiar way.
Manchester City have endured so many difficult moments in the Champions League they will relish the fact they have finally qualified for the knockout stages with something to spare.
Soccerex, the major football convention due to be staged in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the World Cup draw, has been summarily cancelled after it said the government had withdrawn its support because of "ongoing civic unrest".