Afternoon Report: May 17

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Arsene Wenger has called on his Arsenal side to finish the job and grab a top-four spot with a win over Newcastle on Sunday.

Victory at St James' Park on the last day of the season would guarantee the Gunners Champions League qualification.

Andre Villas-Boas has laughed off reports linking Tottenham with a move for Croatian Ante Rebic.

The Portuguese coach said he had never even heard of the RNK Split striker.

Juan Mata has rounded off a successful week - by scooping Chelsea's player of the year award.

The Spaniard also scooped the players' player of the year award.

Manchester United are ready to offer David Beckham a route back to Old Trafford - by handing him an ambassadorial role with the club.

Beckham announced his retirement from football yesterday, and could take up the role alongside Sir Alex Ferguson, who will also step away from the game at the end of the season.

Patrick Vieira has been named head of the elite development squad at Manchester City as part of the club's restructuring of the coaching staff.

The Frenchman has spent the last two years as City's football development executive.

And finally, Neymar would be a welcome addition to Barcelona's squad - according to midfield maestro Xavi.

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