Lunchtime Report: January 31

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Manchester United will not be making any signings on transfer deadline day, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Premier League leaders have already completed a deal for Wilfried Zaha, and it would appear their January business is over.

Chelsea have written to the FA contesting its attempt to extend Eden Hazard's suspension.

Hazard was sent off for kicking out at a Swansea ball boy, and could face further sanction from the FA.

Stoke City are being linked with a last ditch swoop for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkison.

Tony Pulis reportedly wants to sign the 20-year-old on loan for the remainder of the season.

Tottenham are reported to be considering swapping Benoit Assou-Ekotto for Inter Milan full-back Alvaro Pereira.

The Uruguay international was an integral member of Andre Villas-Boas' all-conquering Porto side.

Mario Balotelli met hundreds of AC Milan supporters outside a restaurant in the city on Wednesday night, following his transfer from Manchester City.

However, the scenes soon turned ugly when fighting took place between fans and police, with some injuries reported.

Barcelona assistant manager Jordi Roura was satisfied with the 1-1 Clasico draw with Real Madrid on Wednesday evening, but admits Barca had chances to win.

Cesc Fabregas gave Barcelona a first leg lead at the Santiago Bernabeu, before they were pegged back by Raphael Varane.

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