Lunchtime Round-Up 7th February

Afternoon all,

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has today said that his next move in his club career will not be dictated by a desire to reach 100 caps for England. Lampard currently has 94 England caps to his name, after making his debut in 1999 in a friendly match against Belgium, which England won 2-1. But Lampard has insisted that if he does't get to 100 caps then he knows that he has given everything in every game he has ever played

Spurs striker Jermain Defoe has been ruled out for up to three weeks with ankle ligament damage. Defoe sustained the injury in Spurs 1-0 win over West Brom at the weekend. The injury meant that Defoe had to withdraw from the England side that beat Brazil 2-1 at Wembley last night. Defoe is als oset to miss Spurs Europa League 1st and 2nd leg against Lyon and also the premier League matches against West Ham and Newcastle

QPR defender Chris Samba has said that he is convinced that the squad is strong enough to survive in the Premier League this season. Samba has only been with QPR for 10 days, but in that time he has also said the squad is in a good enough shape to avoid the drop. Samba has already helped the club to a 0-0 draw at Norwich, putting in a fine performance yet still claiming not to be 100% fit, so i'm sure he will be putting in some stroming performances when he is fully fit

Portsmouth administrators have today confirmed that a consortium featuring former Football Leageu chairman Keith Harris has submitted an ofer to buy Portsmouth. This bid has come a week before a High Court hearing to determine whether the club is to be sold to the Portsmouth Supporters' Trust. If Keith Harris's bid is successful then he is going to apparantely going to offer the PST a stakeholding and participation in the club

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has said that the club can finish in the tp four this season and qualify for the Champions League next season if they maintain their current form. Liverpool currently sit nine points behind fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur with 13 games left in the Premier League. Liverpool's form of late has shown that they have the quality to compete with the best as they have secured 2-2 draws with both Arsenal and Manchester City

Manchester City are said to be leading the chase for Napoli striker Edison Cavani at this moment in time, who has also attracted a lot fo interest from clubs such as Chelsea and Real Madrid this season. But if City want to acquire the services of the Uruguayan they will have to break the British transfer record and spend a whopping £55 million as this is his buyout clause

West Brom manager Steve Clarke has rubbished reports suggesting that there is a clause in Romelu Lukaku's loan deal at the club to see the Belgian remain at the Hawthorns until the end of the 2013/14 season if he plays a certain amount of games. Lukaku has already expressed his desire to move beck to Chelsea in the summer, so it is not very likely that he will be returning to the Baggies next season

After reoprts yesterday saying that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was set to get the vacant job at Nottingham Forest after holding promising talks, but it is now believed that former boss Billy Davis is set to be named their new manager within the next 48 hours

Walsall goalkeeper Jimmy Walker has left the club by mutual consent. Walker is Walsall's holds the record for most appearances for the side, amassing a total fo 530 appearances over the 14 years he had been with the club

After yesterday signing a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the club, Port Vale striker Tom Pope has said that this is his chance to take the club he supported as a boy to the Championship

Morecambe have released winger Izak Reid after his contract was terinated by mutual consent