Afternoon Report: June 6

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Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien believes Jose Mourinho is the perfect appointment for the Blues, and says the former Real Madrid boss will instantly win over his new group of players.

Essien, who describes Mourinho as his 'daddy', says the Portuguese always gets the best out of the players at his disposal.

David Moyes realises he must earn his stars at Manchester United when he officially takes over from Sir Alex Ferguson next month.

Moyes says it is up to him to show the players what he's got when he begins work at Old Trafford.

Betting has been suspended on Carlos Tevez leaving Manchester City for Juventus in the summer transfer window.

Reports in Italy claim Tevez has agreed terms with the Serie A champions, prompting bookmakers to stop taking bets.

Tottenham are close to appointing Franco Baldini as their new technical director after the Italian quit his role with Roma.

Andre Villas-Boas reportedly wants a bridge between himself and the Spurs board, and Baldini has been identified as the preferred candidate.

Arsenal are reported to be in talks with Partizan Belgrade over the acquisition of Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The 18-year-old striker has been dubbed the 'new Nicklas Bendtner' - something that may do little to please Arsenal fans eager for a signing of note.

One of Neymar's former investors has requested FIFA investigate the Brazilian star's transfer to Barcelona.

The investor claims he has not received a fair share of the €57 million Barcelona paid to sign Neymar from Santos.

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