Defending Malaysian champions JDT say they're testing new imports for 2017, putting the future of star Argentines Pereyra Diaz and Lucero in doubt.
Attacking midfielder Omar Abdulrahman won the Asian Football Confederation player of the year award.
Asian Champions League winners Western Sydney Wanderers will take their home games in the 2017 competition to Campbelltown Stadium.
Bengaluru FC's performance in the AFC Cup has improved India's club ranking within Asia, paving the way for three clubs to be seen in AFC competitions
Though Albert Roca's team came off second best in the AFC final, their tactical strengths and never-say-die spirit bode well for the future.
Loud fans, large banners, a miraculous recovery, and a touch of class from a captain. The AFC Cup final was a memorable one, on and off the pitch.