On this day: Spurs 'on verge' of £20m Willian while Welbeck got new deal

On the 22nd August 2012 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

I am casting my eye back to this exact day, the 22nd August 2013, but a year earlier

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

Here are some of the big scoops from the 22nd August 2012.

Chelsea go for knock-out Taison

Chelsea were heavily linked with a move for Brazilian winger Taison on this day a year ago. The 24-yearold was playing for Ukrainian outfit Metalist Kharkiv at the time and was being considered as a replacement for failed transfer target Hulk.

In the end he went nowhere, until January 1st 2014 - when he signed for Shakhtar Donetsk as a replacement for Willian.

Willy or Willy not?

Talking of Willian, and a year ago he was in the press with almost the identical story as he is today.

The talk then was of a potential £20 million move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The deal never came off, and in the end Willian signed for Anzhi Makhachkala on deadline day this January.

But he is currently mulling over a move to Spurs, after passing a medical with the club - just this time the move will be from a different club.

Well done, Welbeck

Manchester United announced that Danny Welbeck had been rewarded with a new contract at Old Trafford.

The local youngster was given a new four-year contract which would keep him at Old Trafford until June 2016.

Last season he only scored two goals, but this year it seems he is ready to repay the faith had in him a year ago. He scored a double against Swansea in a man-of-the-match performance - following on from a similar performance against Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield.


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