On this day: United favourites for Lewandowski and Mourinho's huge call at Chelsea

News stories about Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United from this day last year.

The start of the World Cup is now just two days away and all eyes are fixed firmly on Brazil.

There was a health scare for the home nation with an injury to Neymar, which has got fans talking and it will be interesting to see how much various countries protect their key players in the build up to first games.

The impending start of the tournament has done nothing to stop the transfer rumour mill from spinning round, despite the fact that most official transfer news won’t happen until after the tournament in Brazil.

We’ve taken a look back at this day last year to see which stories had fans talking.

‘Dortmund toy with United over Lewandowski’

The Mirror claimed that Borussia Dortmund were more open to selling striker Robert Lewandowski to Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp seemingly wanted to avoid seeing one of his best players sign on a free transfer with Bayern Munich.

That’s exactly what happened with the Pole staying at BVB before announcing that he was moving to the German champions.

‘Terry to remain captain’

Jose Mourinho made one of his first major decisions in his second spell as Chelsea manager.

The Portuguese coach confirmed that John Terry would remain his captain ahead of the Premier League season.

Terry formed a strong partnership with Gary Cahill last season, as Chelsea boasted the best defensive record in England’s top flight.

‘Wenger has the cash to make Arsenal win’

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis defended the lack of silverware at the club, suggesting that Arsene Wenger had money to spend if he wanted it.

The Gunners went on a dry patch before their FA Cup success last season ended a spell without silverware since 2005.

Arsenal’s financial strength has been well documented despite the fact fans are being asked to pay more than ever before to watch the team play.

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