On this day: Eto'o linked with United; Work Permit ends Arsenal midfielder hopes

Samuel Eto'o Cameroon

On the 14th August 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 14th August 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 14th August 2013…

Work Permit pain

Arsenal's pursuit of Atletico Nacional midfielder Sebastian Perez came crashing to an end. The Colombian midfielder had been on trial with the club throughout pre-season and he featured in a 3-1 friendly win against Manchester City just days before this announcement.

But Perez was never going to receive a Work Permit for a UK move according to the Nacional president Victor Marulanda:

"We already knew that and were waiting for the response, but that wasn't possible and the player will keep working with us. The possibility of joining Arsenal has been ruled out."

Since then he has remained at Nacional - with Arsene Wenger reportedly still keeping track of the talented 21-year-old.

Eto'o to United!

A year ago and a ploy to convince Chelsea into a move for Samuel Eto'o emerged - as apparent interest from Manchester United came to the fore.

Sources close to the player were suggesting that Manchester United were keen on signing the player on a free transfer, as he tried to cancel his contract with financially crippled Anzhi Makhachkala.

In the end of course he did sign for Chelsea, whether United were ever actually keen remains a mystery - although the likelihood is he was never on the agenda at Old Trafford.

New Tigers

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Tottenham Hotspur let two central midfielders go, with Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore joining on permanent and loan deals respectively.

Huddlestone was apparently bought for a price of £5 million and Livermore signed on a season-long deal. Both went on to become a big hit at the KC Stadium, and a year on Hull have made the Livermore deal permanent.

Should Arsenal move for Perez in the future?

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