On this day: Arsenal began Suarez pursuit despite £23m 'done deal'; Chelsea signed £8m star

Gonzalo Higuain Argentina

On the 4th July 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 30th June 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 30th June 2013…

Arsenal striker mayhem begins

It was an odd day in the transfer window for Arsenal - a day which saw everything change. It was being reported in the media that the club had agreed a deal to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid for around £23 million.

The rumour mill pointed at Argentina, where it was being reported that his father Jorge, acting as his agent, has been given permission to finalise personal terms with The Gunners. A deal therefore seemed imminent as his father stated:

"We have been given permission by Real Madrid to negotiate with Arsenal. I will luckily be able to see my son in the Premier League soon."

However that did not prove to be the case and on the same day reports first emerged over the reason why ... Arsenal wanted Luis Suarez from Liverpool.

Odds were being slashed on a deal for Arsene Wenger to sign the player. The Higuain move was shelved and he went to Napoli. Arsenal chased Suarez, but Liverpool dug their heels in and in the end the Gunners missed out with no marquee striker arriving.

Van Ginkel deal

Chelsea agreed a deal to sign talented Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel from Vitesse Arnhem.

The Dutch youngster had been haggling with Chelsea and Ajax, but finances were key and Chelsea lured him to London.

The deal was not officially ratified until the 5th but the £8 million fee and medical were all set to go.

Unfortunately for MvG it has not been a dream debut season. He suffered a serious knee injury against Swindon In September and missed the majority of the campaign. However he will be hoping for a more successful 2014-15.

United boot room

David Moyes made Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville members of the Manchester United coaching staff. Neville joined from playing duties at Everton while Giggs became a player-coach.

A year on and Moyes is gone, as is Neville but Giggs remains.

After a stint as caretaker manager he will be the assistant to Louis van Gaal next season.

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