On this day: Mourinho reveals Chelsea return and Podolski snubs Dortmund rumours

Lukas Podolski Germany

News stories involving Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool feature.

England have jetted off to Miami, with a game against Ecuador tomorrow and excitement building nicely ahead of the World Cup which kicks-off next week.

There’s plenty for fans to chat about in the build up to the tournament as the rumour mill shows no signs of slowing down at the moment, with the futures of several top European players up in the air.

We’ve taken a look back to this day last year to see what the major stories were at some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.

‘Mourinho announces Chelsea return’

Jose Mourinho told Spanish TV that he expected to be confirmed as the new Chelsea manager.

The Portuguese returned to the club after leaving Real Madrid and the Blues decided not to extend the contract of interim manager Rafa Benitez.

“I will go to London and between Monday and the end of the week I will be the new coach of Chelsea,” he told Punto Pelota.

‘Podolski not interested in Dortmund move’

Arsenal star Lukas Podolski was being linked with a high profile move to Borussia Dortmund.

However, the forward who is often active on social media, took to Twitter to confirm that he was happy at Arsenal and not looking to move away from the club.

The German re-tweeted a series of messages from people commenting on and dismissing the Dortmund rumours.

‘Liverpool’s move for Mkhitaryan is on’

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was firmly linked with a move for Shakhtar’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan this time last year.

The player eventually went to Borussia Dortmund and Rodgers is most likely still regretful that he wasn’t able to complete a deal.

The Mirror claimed that Rodgers had been targeting the attacking midfielder for several months.

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