Lunchtime Round-Up 19th February

Afternoon all,

Chelsea captain John Terry has said that all the Chelsea players are behind Frank Lampard and that they want him to stay with the club beyond the end of this season. Lampard’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the season and there have been many talks between the 34-year-old and interim manager Rafa Benitez about a new deal for Lampard who has been with the club since 2001. There have also been many rumours suggesting that Lampard has already agreed a deal to join MLS side L.A Galaxy to link up with former team mate Carlo Cudicini

Arsenal’s chairman Peter Hill-Wood has said that Arsene Wenger has the full support of the Arsenal board and that he should not be worried about being sacked by the club. Arsenal have been on a very poor run of form lately, with their most recent defeat coming last Saturday in the FA Cup against Blackburn. Arsenal are hoping to turn things around tonight when they play an in-form Bayern Munich side

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been told that the extent of his injuury he picked up against Reading yesterday is still not known. Which makes him a major doubt for the Champions League match against Real Madrid and also the  Premier League games against QPR and Norwich

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has sais that if the club wins one bit of silverware this season, then Roberto Mancini’s job as manager will be safe. Last week, Mancini claimed that the clubs owners fully supported him even though City are out of Europe, the Capital One Cup and they are also 12 points behind Manchester United in the Premier League

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has confirmed that French winger Hatem Ben Arfa is back in full training after sitting on the sidelines for two months with an injury. Ben Arfa should be a big boost for Newcastle who have been struggling with a lot of injurys so far this season. But that has all changed, as they now have a fully fit squad

According to his agent, Athletico Madrid’s Fernando Amorebieta has held talks with Arsenal over a possible summer move. Arsenal have been struggling in defence this season with a lot of injuries, and i’m sure the presence of Amorebieta next season will help them a lot

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has urged Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere to join him at Barcelona. In the past couple of years, Cesc Fabregas and Alex Song have both made the switch from Arsenal to Barcelona. But Wilshere has made it quite clear that he will not be joining Barca as he wants to be with Arsenal for his whole career

Crystal Palace have extended the loan deal for Norwich City midfielder Jacob Butterfield until the middle of March. Butterfield originally joined Palace in January for a month so he could gain more playing time, and since joining, Butterfield has played five times for the Eagles

Brentford have completed the loan signing of Charlton Athletic striker Bradley Wright-Phillips until the end of the season

Plymouth argyle have extended the loan deal for Reading striker Gozie Ugwu for a further month