On this day: Arsenal made £40m-plus-a-£1 Suarez bid; Chelsea signed £3m talent

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On the 23rd July 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? IncludingArsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 23rd 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 23rd July 2013…

Suarez bid

This was it, the infamous day 12 months ago that Arsenal made one of the most outlandish transfer bids in history. The club were clearly interested in Luis Suarez of Liverpool - a player who seemingly wanted to play Champions League football at all costs.

They had already had a £30 million rejected earlier in the month but they had caught wind of a clause in Suarez's contract, which they believed meant The Reds would have to accept a bid of more than £40 million. The result, Arsenal made a £40m-plus-a-£1 bid for the player a year ago today.

It was a bid that despite a clause in his contract Liverpool ignored, owner John Henry famously asking what they were 'smoking' at The Emirates.

A year on and Suarez has left for Barcelona for a whopping £75 million after yet more controversy and the season of his life.

Cuevas arrives

Chelsea splashed out £3 million to finally agree a deal to bring talented midfielder Cristan Cuevas to the club. They snapped the Chilean up from homeland club O'Higgins for a lucrative deal with an aim for him to become a regular in the first-team.

But Cuevas' Chelsea career has been far from plain sailing. He struggled in a loan deal at Vitesse Arnhem and failed to shine at FC Eindhoven in the Dutch second tier.

He will spend next season on loan at Chilean outfit Universidad de Chile.

United pre-season woe

Manchester United lost another pre-season game a year ago today - this time succumbing to J-League outfit Yokohoma Marinos.

The game, which was a homecoming for United star Shinji Kagawa, did see Jesse Lingard score again - but United lost 3-2 after a late goal from Yoshihito Fujita.

It was part of a rather disastrous campaign from United last summer which led into a poor season. A year on and Louis van Gaal has led his troops in front of the cameras out in LA - hoping for a much better summer than in 2013.

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