Manchester City face a race against time to extend the loan spell of Frank Lampard - but Manuel Pellegrini has still included the midfielder in his squad for Sunderland visit on New Year's Day.

The ex-Chelsea star's stay at City officially ends on New Year's Eve, but the club want to keep the 36-year-old at the club into January.

Ahead of the visit from the Black Cats on New Year's Day, Pellegrini has confirmed he has included Lampard in his squad and is hopeful of having good news on the situation.