Napoli and Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Alex Song from Barcelona.
The 26-year-old joined the Catalans from Premier League side Arsenal at the start of last season but has been unable to secure his place as a regular starter
According to Sky Italia, Napoli manager Rafa Benitez is keen on luring the player to the Stadio San Paolo.
Napoli are likely to face tough competition for his services with United manager Alex Song also said to be keen on signing the player in order to strengthen his midfield.
Demba Ba was on the scoresheet for Chelsea against Southampton at the weekend, coming on for Michael Essien who struggled early on.
The Senegal striker notched his side's third goal in a 3-1 come-from-behind win against the visitors at Stamford Bridge.
Also in England, his compatriot Mohamed Diamé scored his first goal of the season as West Ham thrashed Fulham 3-0.
There were goals also for Africans Moustapha Bayal Sall, who plays for Senegal as well, of St Etienne and Vincent Aboubakar of Lorient in France.
Villarreal’s Nigerian forward Ikechukwu Uche, Torino’s Moroccan midfielder Omar El Kaddouri and Cameroonian striker Vincent Aboubakar of Lorient were the African stars of the weekend in Europe.
All three hit braces as Uche also won a penalty in helping the yellow submarines thump Levante 3-0.
El Kaddouri was on target twice in Torino’s 4-1 win over Catania while Aboubakar’s two goals helped Lorient earn their first away win of the season, 4-0 at Evian.
Seydou Doumbia scored the only goal of the game in most famous Moscow derby, while Dame N'Doye netted in the other one.
In the Premier League Wilfried Bony's double helped Swansea to a 3-3 draw with Stoke, while Cameroon star Samuel Eto'o was on the mark in Chelsea's 2-2 stalemate with West Brom.
Elsewhere around Europe Alex Song was handed a rare start for Barcelona, Kevin Prince-Boateng was in double form for Schalke, and Seydou Doumbia got on the scoresheet for CSKA Moscow.
Also, Moroccan forward El-Arabi scored a hat-trick as Granada, Ghana's Richmond Boakye grabbed a point for Elche and Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji continues to impress for Nantes as he netted in a 3-0 win over Bordeaux.
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o netted his third goal in two games for his club Chelsea as they drew 2:2 with visitors West Brom in an English Premier League match on Saturday.
Eto'o's 45th minute effort, coming after a brace against Schalke in a UEFA Champions League tie on Wednesday, gave the Blues the lead.
However West Brom bounced back with two goals of their own including a fine effort from Benin international Stephane Sessegnon who blasted home from just outside the box to make it 2:1.
It was Sessegnon's second goal of the campaign.
What a difference a week made for Yaya Toure. Despondent after Manchester City lost 2-1 to Premier League rivals Chelsea, The Ivory Coast midfielder had a field day in the 7-0 thumping of Norwich, scoring with a superb free-kick.
There were goals in Germany for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Borussia Dortmund and Domi Kumbela, who hit the winner for Eintracht Braunschweig in a big upset over Bayer Leverkusen.
In Russia, Ivorians Seydou Doumbia with CSKA Moscow, Gerard Gohou with FC Krasnodar and Senegalese Dame N'Doye with Lokomotiv Moscow all found the net.
La Liga club Elche have denounced their own fans who racially abused Granada's Cameroonian defender Allan Nyom in Saturday's La Liga game at their Martinez Valero stadium in Alicante.
Nyom reacted to a chorus of what referee Carlos Del Cerro Grande said in his match report were "monkey chants" from one section of the crowd in the 89th minute by angrily booting the ball towards them and was booked.
The official then ordered an announcement to be made telling the Elche fans to desist.
"The club repudiates in the strongest possible terms the racist chants directed at the player Nyom that came from one very small section of the crowd," Elche said on their website (www.elchecf.es).
A miserable week for reigning African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure was completed when Manchester City lost 2-1 at English Premier League title rivals Chelsea.
The weekend loss at Stamford Bridge came four days after the star Ivory Coast midfielder said he had been racially abused during a Champions League game in Russia.
Egyptian Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull and Algerian Adlene Guediora of Crystal Palace were other unhappy Premier League Africans, conceding penalties that were converted by Tottenham and Arsenal respectively. That means Palace's Marouane Chamakh lost against his former team.