Trending: Manchester United receive Romelu Lukaku injury boost
Tuesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...
MAN UNITED: Manchester United have received an injury boost after a scan on Romelu Lukaku's ankle revealed no fracture or ligament damage.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been warned against making an early comeback by surgeon Dr Freddie Fu, who operated on his knee in May.
- Jose Mourinho wants Luke Shaw to fight for his place and is "testing" him, former United defender Rio Ferdinand has said.
BARCELONA: Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has defended Gerard Pique after the Barcelona centre-back was jeered by supporters during Monday's open training session with the national team because of his pro-Catalonia independence views.
- Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has defended his decision to play Sunday's match at the Camp Nou behind closed doors, saying images of the empty stadium seen across the world sent a message.
- But former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said that Sunday's game against Las Palmas should never have been allowed to go ahead.
- Mats Hummels has refuted suggestions he is a "king slayer" after it was reported he was one of five players who had turned against former boss Carlo Ancelotti.
LIVERPOOL: Steven Gerrard says Harry Kane is the most "in-form player" in the world at this current moment and he wished the Tottenham striker played for Liverpool.
MAN CITY: Joe Hart doesn't think he has been given a "fair chance" by Pep Guardiola as his Manchester City career looks to have come to an end since the Spaniard's arrival last summer.
- Kevin De Bruyne has no regrets about leaving Chelsea after hitting the winner in Manchester City's 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
ATLETICO MADRID: Diego Simeone says he wants his players to contribute more when Antoine Griezmann is underperforming, while adding that new signing Diego Costa is not guaranteed a starting spot when he is available to play in January.
ITALY: Coach Giampiero Ventura says the door to the national team is still open for Mario Balotelli, although he adds the Nice forward has yet to completely convince him that he is a reformed man.
- Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he wants to succeed Wayne Rooney as the next permanent England captain.
SERIE A: The mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, has met with representatives of AC Milan and Inter Milan to discuss the possibility of modernising the San Siro -- and he says the signs are positive.
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