Arsenal have hired Borussia Dortmund's highly-rated chief scout Sven Mislintat as their new head of recruitment.
Schalke moved up to second place in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win over struggling Hamburg in Gelsenkirchen.
The transfer window does not open until January 1, but clubs across Europe are busy planning and contacting the players they hope to sign.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has been named in a UEFA 'team of the century'.
Bayern Munich strengthened their grip on the Bundesliga title race with a 3-0 win over Augsburg.
All the transfer news from around Europe, with Barcelona reportedly debating whether to make a move for Antoine Griezmann.
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