Welcome to Fox Sports Africa’s round-up of football news for Thursday, October 11.
International and European club football
The Irish FA are set to receive at least an extra €500k (£440k) after UEFA announced an increase in the prize money on offer in the Nations League; and ex- Juventus midfielder and manager Didier Deschamps has praised the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo as a 'dream come true' and believes that the new arrival can help the team win the Champions League.
Premier League, EFL Championship & Scottish Premiership
Burnley defender Kevin Long has inked a new deal with the club until June 2021; Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani says he got multiple takeover approaches for the club which he values at "double what I invested in it"; Norwich full-backs Jamal Lewis and Max Aarons have inked new deals to keep them at the club until June 2023; and Scott McKenna "completely understands" why Aberdeen rejected a deadline-day Aston Villa bid to snap up him.
Ligue 1, Belgian First Division A, Eredivisie, Turkish Super Lig & MLS
Belgium and PSG full-back Thomas Meunier believes it is time for French legend Thierry Henry to make the transition into management; Anderlecht and Club Brugge are among clubs to be raided by police as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in Belgian football; After more than a year out, Calvin Stengs returned to the pitch during AZ Alkmaar's 1-0 friendly win over Cambuur on Tuesday; Liverpool striker Divock Origi will reportedly to be given the chance to reignite his career by Turkish giants Galatasaray in January; and MLS veterans Michael Bradley and Brad Guzan think they can still play vital roles for USA national team.
Transfer rumours & gossip
Manchester United may reportedly be forced into making a decision on Jose Mourinho's future amid interest from Bayern Munich in Zinedine Zidane; Eden Hazard is said to be waiting on a sign from Real Madrid before deciding on his future at Chelsea; Barcelona have reportedly made Matthijs De Ligt their primary transfer target for next season; and Hakim Ziyech's agent is said to be desperate for the Ajax superstar to join either Liverpool or Arsenal in the future.