Serie A club Roma have signed former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole on a two-year deal.
Andros Townsend's spectacular strike gave an experimental England line-up a creditable draw against Italy in Turin.
Theo Walcott started England's friendly against Italy and played for 55 largely uninspiring minutes in the match.
Marouane Fellaini continued his excellent play with his third goal for Belgium over this international break in their 1-0 win over Israel.
Belgium got the six points it needed over the international break but Vincent Kompany's worrying drop in form continued as he saw red against Israel on Tuesday.
Petr Cech will be assessed after picking up a muscular problem during Saturdays’ Euro qualifying draw against Latvia while his Czech team mate Tomas Rosicky won’t be involved in Slovakia because of illness.
Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill confirmed post-match on Sunday that influential captain and Southampton midfielder Steven Davis was withdrawn during the win over Finland because of a thigh issue.
Raheem Sterling expects to be available for Liverpool's important match against Arsenal this weekend despite an early exit from the Three Lions for a toe injection.
Rolando Aarons is closing in on a return for Newcastle United, with the young talent already stumping for a chance to participate in the Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday.
Jordon Ibe is hoping to be available for first team selection well ahead of schedule following a return to light training less than a month after knee surgery.
Garry Monk is sweating on the fitness of two of his squad members after Jefferson Montero was replaced just before half-time for Ecuador on Sunday while Tom Carroll will also return to the club having limped off for England U21s on Friday.
Ayoze Perez has needed to step up his scoring in the absence of Papiss Cisse but has failed to do so as Newcastle United continue to look in rough shape.