On this day: $6m Lampard, Chicharito says he'll stay and Podolski unhappy

On the 13th April 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

I am casting my eye back to this exact day, the 13th April 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 13th April 2013…

California love

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was reportedly offered a whopping $6 million to become an LA Galaxy player.

The Los Angeles outfit were looking into bringing a new marquee player after the departure of David Beckham - and Lampard just about fit the bill.

With Chelsea said reluctant to hand Lamps a contract extension it seemed a deal could certainly be on - as Lampard has holidayed in California on many occasions.

However he was offered a new Chelsea deal a month later and remains linked with an eventual move stateside.

I won’t Chichari-go

Javier Hernandez made it clear that regardless of any summer activity from Manchester United he had decided to stay and fight for his place in the first team at Old Trafford.

The Mexican had been struggling for regular first-team football at the club and it was rumoured he could seek a move away in the summer.

However he ruled out a departure:

“All the players in the world want to start every single game. I am happy to be at this club. Of course I would love to start more often but I will keep the same attitude.”

A year down the line and once again Chicharito is being linked with a United exit - as his first-team opportunities dry up.


Lukas Podolski was reportedly on his way out of Arsenal after he was said to have argued with Arsene Wenger over playing time.

He had gone two months without a start at the club and it was being heavily reported that he might be considering his future.

A year later and it is hard to believe. Podolski clearly loves the club and has no desire to go anywhere fast.

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