Evening Report: May 10

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David Moyes has admitted he could not turn down the offer to become Manchester United manager.

The Scot claimed he was preparing for pre-season with Everton when he got the offer to become Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor and never once considered turning it down.

Gary Cahill says the talk of Jose Mourinho’s possible return to Chelsea is nothing more than a distraction from the matters in hand.

The Blues defender urged his Stamford Bridge teammates to concentrate on the Europa League final and qualifying for the Champions League rather than who might be in charge next season.

Reports in Spain claim that Barcelona striker David Villa ‘had one foot in Arsenal’ during the January transfer window.

Villa had all but agreed a deal with the Gunners but the Camp Nou club pulled out over concerns about squad depth for their Champions League campaign.

Andre Villas-Boas claims Gareth Bale coming to him in private and complaining about not enjoying his football enough is behind the winger’s sensational form.

The Spurs boss said he had a lengthy chat with Bale that laid the foundations for Tottenham adjusting their system to allow the Welshman to express himself more.

Yaya Toure hopes the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson will mean the balance of power in the Premier League shifts permanently towards Manchester City.

The Citizens midfielder believe Ferguson was so influential in Manchester United’s success that the champions could only get worse.

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