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Lunchtime Report: December 14

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez says his team are fully prepared for the Club World Cup final against Corinthians.

The Blues meet the Brazilian giants on Sunday having beaten Monteray 3-1 on Thursday.

Sunderland defender Carlos Cuellar believes Manchester United have the Premier League's most dangerous strikeforce in Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

The Black Cats face United at Old Trafford on Saturday, knowing they will be in for an extreme test.

Mario Balotelli still wants to become a key figure at Manchester City, according to his agent.

The 22-year-old's future with City remains in doubt following a number of poor performances.

Arsene Wenger has dismissed reports that a rift has formed between him and Steve Bould as nothing more than 'lies'.

Wenger and his Arsenal assistant are reported to be enduring a strained working relationship, but the Frenchman denies this is the case.

Andre Villas-Boas says Tottenham's win at Manchester United has been the finest moment of his short spell at the club.

Spurs won 3-2 at Old Trafford in September, and Villas-Boas described it special moment for players, staff and fans.

Barcelona midfielder Xavi wants to finish his career at the Camp Nou.

The 32-year-old has made more appearances for Barcelona than any other player, and says the club want to keep him.

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