On this day: Twist in Sahin saga while Adebayor and Dawson fortunes have changed

Nuri Sahin Penalty

On the 23rd August 2012 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

I am casting my eye back to this exact day, the 23rd 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 23rd August 2012…

Sahin one thing and meaning the other

The morning of the 23rd August 2013 started with Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin reportedly undergoing his medical at Arsenal, ahead of a season long loan deal with the club.

In fact, pictures even emerged on Twitter of him posing with an Arsenal shirt.

By the end of the day, that deal was dead - with Liverpool swooping in.

Arsenal wanted a permanent deal while Real fancied a loan - and in the end Liverpool got their man just two days later.

A pocketful of Moses

Victor Moses looked set to seal a deal to move from Wigan to Chelsea.

The Nigerian youngster had an excellent season at the DW Stadium in 2011-12 and that had caught the attention of Roberto Di Matteo.

The deal was set to be completed within the coming days, after a £9 million deal was confirmed.

He completed his move the next day - but a year on and he no longer finds himself in the first-team set-up at Stamford Bridge, and is reportedly free to leave at the right price.

Daws-off, Adebay-on

Two interesting stories now from Tottenham Hotspur - starting with Emmanuel Adebayor. The Togolese striker finally signed for Spurs after a protracted transfer saga.

He impressed the previous season on-loan at White Hart Lane, and Andre Villas-Boas decided to keep him at the club long-term.

However, it appeared that the same could not be said about Michael Dawson. The Englishman was considered the spare cog in the centre of defence - and AVB quite openly said he did not need him, amid interest from QPR.

In the end Dawson gambled, by staying with Spurs. It paid off, he went on to captain the side for the majority of the best season he has ever had in Premier League football.

Adebayor on the other hand struggled, and has been linked with an exit this summer.

Oh how times have changed.

image: © peterfuchs

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