On this day: Joel Campbell loaned, Drogba return talk and Liverpool not for sale

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On the 27th July 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 27th July 2014, but a year earlier.

What were the main tales from that day? What big events were happening in Premier League football?

Here are some of the big scoops from the 27th July 2013…

Joel Loan

A year ago today and Arsenal allowed their Costa Rican youngster Joel Campbell go out on loan to Greek outfit Olympiakos.

The talented attacker had been at the club since 2011 but had not yet received a Work Permit. He had spent time with French side Lorient and Spanish outfit Real Betis.

He of course went on to have a great season in Greece, scoring a memorable goal against Manchester United in the Champions League. He went on to turn that form into an impressive turnout for his nation at the World Cup.

A year later and Campbell is now being reportedly chased by AC Milan - who are said willing to give The Gunners Mario Balotelli as part of a deal.

Return of the Drog

A year ago today and Jose Mourinho was talking about a potential deal to bring Didier Drogba back to the club.

The Portuguese boss suggested that the Ivorian club legend could return in a non-playing role at some point down the line:

"Let him enjoy a good couple of years of football but, after that, he is loved in this club by everyone and that’s very, very normal. I think one day he will have a Chelsea future...Is it normal that Didier will be in the future connected with Chelsea again, I think yes. How? I don’t know.”

A year later and Mourinho has brought Drogba back to Stamford Bridge as a player on a one-year deal.

Liverpool not for sale

After rumours began to circulate to the contrary Liverpool owners FSG had to deny they were preparing to sell the club.

John W Henry's American consortium had to strongly deny reports of a potential £350 million sale:

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"Like so many rumours in the past about a sale of Liverpool Football Club, there is absolutely no truth in this. We have had no meetings with anyone about a sale, we don't know who the source of the rumour is, and any suggestion of a sale is fabrication."

FSG remain very much in charge at Anfield.

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