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Pep Guardiola close to confirming a new deal with Barcelona in January - report

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Barcelona are set to announce the contract extension of coach Pep Guardiola early in the New Year, according to Spanish sports daily AS.

Both club and coach are believed to be close to finding an agreement for a new deal with Guardiola's current one set to expire in June 2011.

It's been reported that wages have been agreed and that if loose ends can be tied over the rest of the festive period, then the club would make an official announcement in January 2011.

The length of the contract, though, is unknown.

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