Evening Report: January 17

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is "99%" confident that Theo Walcott will sign a new contract at the club and hopes the deal can be finalised soon.

Rio Ferdinand has taken a thinly veiled swipe at Chelsea over Pep Guardiola’s decision to become Bayern Munich’s new manager instead of heading to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Ryan Giggs will play on next season. The Welshman is closing in on 1000 appearances for the Red Devils.

Tottenham are set to reignite their interest in Montpellier playmaker Younes Belhanda after his proposed move to Fenerbahce collapsed, according to reports.

Tito Vilanova has backed the man he replaced as Barcelona boss, Pep Guardiola, to be a hit at Bayern Munich.

Manchester City will play a pre-season tournament against Tottenham and Sunderland in Hong Kong next summer.

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