On this day: Fabregas to be axed by Barca and Bayern's £35m deal for Suarez

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We've looked back at the headlines on this day last year with stories about Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester United.

Arsenal fans will be full of optimism this morning following their 3-0 win against Newcastle United and with an FA Cup final to look forward to.

Chelsea fans will be fully focused on this week’s Champions League game against Atletico Madrid and the nerves which exist at the other end of the Premier League table will be working overtime as sides compete to fend off relegation.

We’ve taken a look back at what fans were talking about on this day last year.

‘Fabregas to be axed by Barca’

The Daily Star claimed that Cesc Fabregas’ potential return to Arsenal was very much on with Barcelona ready to let him go.

The theory was that a Fabregas sale would help finance a rebuilding and restructuring job within the Barcelona squad.

However, the Spaniard stayed put although there is regular speculation over his future and a potential return to North London.

‘Bayern to bid for Suarez’

Bayern Munich were linked with a £35 million offer for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Suarez was being linked with a summer exit as the Reds failed to secure Champions League football last year.

However, they managed to get him to stay and sign a new contract which makes that £35 million look like pocket money compared to his current market value.

‘Wenger rules out future sales’

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ruled out selling more players to Premier League rivals Manchester United.

Robin Van Persie scored on his return to the Emirates Stadium, which prompted the Frenchman to suggest that he wouldn’t be helping United out with any future deals.

“I don’t know but he will not sign them from us,” Wenger said when asked about Fergie interest in other Arsenal players.

‘Bale claims double award’

Former Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale collected the PFA Player of the Year Award and the PFA Young Player of the Year Award.

The Welshman’s form at White Hart Lane last season is what prompted a world record £85 million transfer to Real Madrid last summer.

“When you look at the list there are some massive names on it and the other nominees have been unbelievable this year, but I couldn't have done it without the team. They have been fantastic this year and so has the manager,” said Bale.

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