On this day: Sanogo injuries, Mourinho warned, Benitez linked with Merseyside return

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On the 17th May 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton.

I am casting my eye back to this exact day, the 17th May 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 17th May 2013…

No-Go Sanogo

This time last year The Telegraph ran an excellent, and unfortunately prophetic piece on the future Arsenal signing Yaya Sanogo.

The deal to sign the Auxerre striker seemed all but done but the report raised concerns over his injury record. Sanogo had suffered a leg break and a torn muscle or two in the past.

Arsenal pressed ahead regardless, and needless to say the young Frenchman has spent much of this season on the treatment table. He will be hoping to be more prolific next campaign.

Roman empire rules

A former Chelsea boss delivered a warning to Jose Mourinho - as it became clear the then Real Madrid coach was on his way back to Stamford Bridge.

The man in question was Carlo Ancelotti, who eventually took the hotseat from Mourinho at the Bernabeu.

But a year ago today the Italian stated:

"Honestly, it's different, because when I arrived there one manager was sacked - and yet we won. They sacked me and sacked Villas-Boas - then they won the Champions League. They sacked Di Matteo - they won the Europa League. I think the manager that goes next year has to be worried. I'm joking. Mourinho's a fantastic manager and he had a fantastic experience at Chelsea."

Benitez at Everton!

Then interim Chelsea boss and former Liverpool legend Rafa Benitez refused to rule out a move to Everton at the end of the season.

The managerial hotseat at Goodison Park was up for grabs after David Moyes was 'chosen' to take over at Manchester United and despite his Liverpool past, The Toffees appealed to Rafa:

"I have a lot of respect for Everton. They have done a great job in the last year, and you have to give credit to them. But, still I think it would be quite difficult for them to approach me and maybe even for me to go there."

In the end Rafa went to Napoli and another Spaniard, Roberto Martinez, got the job at Everton.

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