On this day: Why United broke Klopp's heart and Sanogo reveals his first choice club

Shinji Kagawa training with Manchester United - 2012

Stories feature about Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

The build up to the Champions League final this weekend is gathering pace as Real Madrid will try and stop local rivals Atletico from completing an historic domestic and European double.

The transfer rumour mill is also working overtime following the appointment of Louis van Gaal as Manchester United boss, with the Red Devils thought to be working hard on a number of potential transfers.

We’ve cast our minds back to this day last year to see what stories were making the headlines.

‘Manchester United broke my heart’

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp said Manchester United broke his heart over the way they handled and used midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

The Japanese star was one of BVB’s most important players when he starred under Klopp, but he’s been restricted to a left midfield role ever since his move to Old Trafford.

“Shinji Kagawa is one of the best players in the world and he now plays 20 minutes at Manchester United, on the left wing. My heart breaks. Really, I have tears in my eyes. Central midfield is Shinji’s best role,” Klopp told the Guardian.

‘Sanogo reveals Arsenal are his first choice’

Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo claimed that Arsenal were the ideal club for him, as he mulled over a move away from Belgium in the summer.

“Arsenal could be a great club for me, I scored nine goals this season with Auxerre and they think I can improve my level in England - There are many teams interested in me, but Arsenal is my choice,” he told Sky Sports.

Sanogo was identified by Arsene Wenger as an extremely talented player and the Gunners made a shrewd investment in him.

He wasn’t the high profile striker that Arsenal fans would have been hoping for but he had a decent first season at the Emirates.

‘Liverpool plot £12m defender deal’

The Liverpool Echo ran a report, which suggested that Liverpool were planning a £12 million deal for Greek international Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

The FC Schalke star is still linked with the Reds today, but Liverpool ultimately opted for the greater experience of Kolo Toure, who became a free agent after his contract expired at Manchester City.

His temper has always been a cause for concern and could be one of the main reasons Brendan Rodgers never made a move.

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