On this day: Keeper rejects Arsenal, Zouma interest and Van Ginkel move criticised

Marco Van Ginkel

On the 6th July 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal and Chelsea.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 6th July 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 6th July 2013…

Chelsea zoom in for Zouma

Chelsea were being linked with a move for French youngster Kurt Zouma of AS Saint-Etienne.

The talented defender was being touted as the 'next Marcel Desailly' because of his aggressive but cultured playing style - and the teenager seemed to be well and truly a Jose Mourinho target.

But they failed to sign him last summer. However Zouma will be at Chelsea next campaign. Chelsea signed him for £12 million at the end of January, loaning him back to Les Verts immediately.

There is already a rumour that he could spend next season out on loan rather than in The Blues first-team.

No Marchetti

Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti rejected talk of a potential Arsenal move. The Gunners were said to be after more back up for Wojciech Szczesny in the goalkeeping department and the Italian international was one name being linked.

However he said of a potential Arsenal switch:

"I know nothing about Arsenal. I'm having a holiday and only thinking about relaxing."

No deal ever happened, but Arsenal need a keeper this summer. Could Marchetti be back on the radar?

Wrong choice Van Ginkel

Ajax sporting director and Arsenal legend Marc Overmars was questioning Chelsea as a destination for young Dutch talent Marco van Ginkel.

The midfield maestro had rejected Ajax in order to move to Chelsea, but Overmars felt the decision was not made with his head:

"Van Ginkel is a great young talent and we would have liked him to come to Ajax. Whether it is too early for him to go to Chelsea or not, I don't know. With us, he would have played a lot of games and played in the Champions League. We couldn't have a discussion with the player as Chelsea have a co-operation agreement with Vitesse and were first choice. The important thing for the player is that he gets minutes in the first team. Hopefully the deal goes well and he will get into the team."

Of course the £8 million man did not play regular football last season, but not because of Chelsea's disinterest. He suffered a serious knee injury that ruled him out for most of the season back in September.

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