Afternoon Report: May 16

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David Luiz has hailed the influence of interim manager Rafael Benitez after Chelsea claimed the Europa League title on Wednesday night.

Benitez has been targeted by Chelsea fans since replacing the popular Roberto di Matteo, but Luiz says the Spaniard deserves a trophy for his efforts this season.

Sir Alex Ferguson has every faith in David Moyes becoming a successful manager with Manchester United.

Ferguson has praised the integrity and perseverance of his fellow Scot, and believes Moyes has the credentials to be a hit at Old Trafford.

Manchester City's Etihad Stadium is set to become the third largest stadium in the Premier League.

City are to announce plans for a £50 million investment that will expand their capacity by 6,000 seats, with an option to go even bigger.

Bacary Sagna says his Arsenal teammates have teased him over a potential summer transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

The France international has frequently been linked with a move to PSG, and Sagna is not ruling out joining the Ligue 1 champions.

Andre Villas-Boas is reported to have convinced Barcelona striker David Villa to join Tottenham this summer.

Villa had previously been linked with a transfer to Arsenal, but the Spain international could now be moving to White Hart Lane.

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