Lunchtime Report: January 24

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Manchester United have been handed a boost before their Champions League meeting with Real Madrid after Los Blancos captain Iker Casillas broke his hand on Wednesday.

Casillas could now reportedly miss both legs of the last 16 clash, with the first encounter taking place at the Santiago Bernabeu next month.

With David Beckham's son Brooklyn on trial with Chelsea, news has emerged that the Blues have the children of some other famous names in their youth ranks.

According to the Daily Mail, Didier Drogba, Wayne Bridge and TV chef Gordon Ramsay also have kids in the Chelsea academy.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says the club have received no bids for Mohamed Diame, who is a reported target for Arsenal.

Diame played against his would be suitors on Wednesday night, with the Gunners thrashing West Ham 5-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

The agent of Edin Dzeko insists the Manchester City striker will not be moving to Italy during the January transfer window.

Dzeko has been linked with a switch to Inter Milan before the end of the month.

Tottenham have sent Spanish youngster Iago Falque on loan to Almeria for the remainder of the season.

Falque joined Spurs on a permanent deal from Juventus a year ago, but has failed to break into the first-team at White Hart Lane.

Xavi is set to become the second Barcelona legend to sign a new contract within a number of days, following a new deal for Carles Puyol.

Puyol put pen to paper on an extension on Wednesday, and Barcelona say Xavi will to the same on Monday next week.

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