On this day: Liverpool first linked with Balotelli; Willian signed Spurs deal

Mario Balotelli playing for AC Milan

On the 28th September 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the 28th September 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 28th September 2013…

Balo first move

It was being reported a year ago today, for the first time, that Liverpool were showing a genuine interest in AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

It was a report in the Daily Mail that got there first. They stated that Liverpool, along with Arsenal, were considering an approach to sign the player in January 2014 - for a fee in the region of a measly £12 million.

Of course that did not happen. Instead Liverpool got the Italian for £16 million six months later and he is now a fully fledged Red.

Willian fallout

More details about the transfer negotiations for Willian emerged, as it was confirmed he had signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham agreed a fee for the Brazilian with Anzhi Makhachkala - but in hearing news of their successful bid Chelsea swooped in to pick him up instead.

Jose Mourinho publicly blasted Spurs for not keeping the medical private, but it was confirmed a genuine agreement between Willian and Spurs did exist - it simply never got respected.

Sergi for United

Manchester United were said to be eyeing up a move for Barcelona midfield ace Sergi Roberto.

The central midfielder was reportedly up for grabs at just £6 million and David Moyes was said to be a big fan of the player.

However, they did not make a move for the player who, 12 months down the line, has just signed a new contract with Barcelona.

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