Lunchtime report: January 2

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Arsenal are set to end their interest in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha because Theo Walcott is on the verge of signing a new contract. (talkSPORT)

Arsene Wenger was keen to land the Palace youngster as a replacement for Walcott, with the England international's current deal set to expire in the summer.

Harry Redknapp says Chelsea are making a big mistake in not renewing Frank Lampard's contract. (Daily Express)

The 34-year-old midfielder scored both goals in Sunday's 2-1 victory against Everton, but no talks have taken place and he is expected to be released at the end of the season.

Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted that his 26-year tenure in charge of Manchester United is far from over. (Manchester Evening News)

Suggestions that the Red Devils boss - who celebrated his 71st birthday on Monday - will retire at the end of the current campaign, have been played down, after the Scot made it clear he is going nowhere.

Manchester City have been accused of using underhand tactics to help them beat Stoke - after being caught moving the advertising boards to stop the Potters from using their iconic long throws. (London Metro)

The reigning Premier League champions kept up the pressure at the top of the table, following a 3-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium yesterday.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has said he hopes that Emmanuel Adebayor does not leave for the Africa Cup of Nations this month. (Sky Sports)

The Togolese striker is yet to decide whether to make a return to international football, but if he does then he could miss up to five Premier League matches.

And finally, Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez has played down speculation that he will leave the club in January. (Sky Sports)

The 24-year-old has started just six La Liga matches this season - and despite reported interest from Juventus - the Chilean insists he is happy to stay and fight for his place at Barca.

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