On this day: Arsenal edge closer to Higuain deal and Moyes' first United signing

News stories about Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

England prepare for another friendly this evening against Honduras and Roy Hodgson will be hoping for a better performance from his team than in the friendly against Ecuador.

It’s important for England to get a win and build some confidence ahead of their first World Cup game against Italy next weekend.

Fans are also talking about the ongoing rumours produced by the rumour mill today, with Cesc Fabregas’ future still up in the air as several sides circle and look to snap him up from Barcelona.

We’ve taken a look back at the stories grabbing the headlines on this day last year.

‘Higuain edges closer to Arsenal move’

One of the main transfer rumours connected to Arsenal last summer was the future of striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The Real Madrid man was reportedly open to leaving the Bernabeu with Arsenal one of the sides linked strongly with signing him.

However, despite the reports, a move never materialised as he eventually linked up with Rafael Benitez at Napoli.

‘David Moyes’ first United signing’

Manchester United announced that an agreement had been reached over the future of right-back Guillermo Varela.

The 20-year-old made the move from Atletico Penarol as excitement built that Moyes could create a young and vibrant new side at Old Trafford.

The deadline day signing of Marouane Fellaini from Everton in a £27 million deal followed.

‘Mourinho assures Romelu Lukaku’

Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku revealed that he wanted to stay at Chelsea ahead of the new season and fight for a place in the first team.

Jose Mourinho gave the player assurances according to the Mail, which led to speculation that he’d be a key member of the Blues attack for last season.

However, Lukaku eventually went to Everton on loan as Mourinho drafted in the experience of Samuel Eto’o.

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