The Europa League winners will get a place in the following season's Champions League from 2015-16, according to a source.
Players or officials found guilty of racism in European club matches or internationals will face a minimum ban of 10 matches.
Rio Ferdinand has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United.
Portuguese champions Porto are negotiating the possible sale of midfield duo Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez to Monaco.
Berlin will stage the Champions League final for the first time in 2015 while Warsaw will host the Europa League final.
Full-back Yuto Nagatomo has been recalled to the Japan squad for the crunch World Cup qualifier against Australia next month.
The absence of Mario Goetze has weakened Dortmund ahead of the Champions League final, Bayern's Bastian Schweinsteiger says.
Newcastle have put their faith in Alan Pardew for next season but have told their manager he must deliver a top-10 finish.
Australia coach Holger Osieck has recalled skipper Lucas Neill to his squad for crunch World Cup qualifiers.
Milan's ultras want Massimiliano Allegri to remain as coach amid speculation that president Silvio Berlusconi will fire him.
AC Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini has been ruled out of action for up to six months after undergoing a knee operation.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says he will not bear any grudge if star striker Radamel Falcao decides to leave.
Borussia Dortmund's Mario Goetze has been ruled out of the Champions League final against rivals Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that he will leave Malaga at the end of the season and is expected to join Manchester City.
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Stuart Holden will return to the United States national team next week, ending over two years of injury nightmares.
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The Macedonian cup final was abandoned after rival Macedonian and ethnic Albanian fans began exchanging nationalist chants.