Marseille's Maxime Lopez has told L'Equipe he rejected an offer from Liverpool, despite being told he would eventually replace Philippe Coutinho.
Radamel Falcao is hopeful of being fit for Monaco's Champions League last-16 second leg against Manchester City on Wednesday.
The adjective "dreaded" before "vote of confidence" is there because we remember the times a manager gets sacked after being reassured he won't be.
Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson review this week's player power rankings, with hat-tricks galore dominating the list.
Saint-Etienne earned a draw against Metz thanks to the heroics on both ends of the pitch of captain Loic Perrin.
Ivory Coast international Aurier was called on to replace the injured Thomas Meunier late on but was not wearing his kit.