By Tim Stannard/beIN SPORTS
Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi all pay respects to Lakers legend
Monday - and many more days to come - will be dominated by further reaction to the news of the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. The pair, along with seven others, lost their lives in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California.
The NBA star's love of soccer nurtured from a childhood spent in Italy and frequent trips to Europe to watch the game saw a close connection with the sport and its top players have been paying tribute.
Rest in Peace, Mamba. pic.twitter.com/BgcDnXLCyZ— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) January 26, 2020
Barca and Atletico in desperate hunt for firepower after woeful weekend
Five days to go in the soccer transfer market and the heat is very much on for two clubs in LaLiga's top three who are desperately short of goals.
Barcelona are on the hunt for a number nine to replace the injured Luis Suarez, although a new striker will not be of any use if no-one in the team actually gets around to passing the ball forward.
Valencia's Rodrigo Moreno is still apparently the option for Barca despite the fact that the Spanish striker has only scored two LaLiga goals this season in 18 appearances. That's three times worse than Arturo Vidal. Barca could save some money and play the Chilean up front instead. You're welcome, Quique.
Atletico Madrid are another team without a clue upfront as well with just the single goal scored (against a third-tier team) in four games. Not ideal figures with a Madrid derby date coming on Saturday in a game that could see the Rojiblancos tumbling out of the top six.
The Sports Burst live show presented by BOSCH ICON will be on double crisis duty with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid as well as announcing the weekend's high-performance player in LaLiga.
Eriksen finally makes Inter move as Arsenal eye James Rodriguez
At least one of the big winter transfer sagas finally looks to be over on Monday.
Inter are in the need for a hustling mover and shaker - and someone under the age of 30 - to restart a title push that has stalled with three draws in a row in Serie A. However, it's questionable that this is what they are getting in the Danish playmaker who is out of contract and free in the summer.
The Colombian is still on the naughty step for Coach Zizou at Madrid when it comes to LaLiga with James not starting a game since the middle of October either through injury or the ultimate grudge.
Neither Inter nor Arsenal will make the Weekend Winners team rankings today. But tune in at 7PM ET to find out who Hope Solo and the gang have chosen.