Lunchtime report: November 13

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Real Madrid are the latest club said to be keeping tabs on highly-rated Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. (Daily Mirror)

The 20-year-old has attracted interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, with his fine early season form, earning him a call-up to Roy Hodgson's England squad.

Mario Balotelli is on his way out of Manchester City after partying 12 hours before last Sunday's home game against Tottenham. (The Sun)

However, the 22-year-old Italian striker, who had been dropped from the squad and was not due to play, has not broken any club rules.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has told club officials there is no guarantee he will sign a new contract to continue playing next season. (Daily Mail)

The 34-year-old's current deal runs out in the summer, but Sir Alex Ferguson believes he can continue "at the highest level" for another two or three years.

John Terry has told friends of his relief after a scan confirmed no serious damage to the knee he injured against Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

The Chelsea captain hopes he could be fit in time to lead the Blues into their first Fifa Club World Cup next month.

And finally, Internacional's Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao has delivered a blow to long-term admirers Tottenham Hotspur, by admitting he wants to play for Real Madrid when he eventually makes the move to Europe. (talkSPORT)

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