On this day: Sagna angry at Arsenal, Leeds make second Gradel approach

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Stories about Arsenal, Manchester United and Leeds United all feature.

Everton’s comfortable win against QPR completed the latest round of Premier League games, with focus now switching to the League Cup games this evening.

Chelsea won’t find it easy as they head to Derby County while Southampton face up to League One side Sheffield United.

We’ve decided to take a look back at some of the stories grabbing the headline space on this day last year.

‘Sagna angry over Arsenal transfers’

Former Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna confirmed that he was in talks with the club over a new deal and revealed his anger over transfer business at the club.

Arsenal tried to get Sagna committed to a new contract frequently last season, but he wound down his deal and moved to Manchester City.

“I was upset, angry when players left. If we had them today, it would make a massive difference. Since 2007, a very competitive team left - We are in negotiations,” said the Frenchman.

‘Leeds United chasing Max Gradel’

The Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Leeds were in talks to re-sign former player Max Gradel.

It was the second approach by Leeds to re-sign him within a year from French side Saint-Etienne.

Leeds tried to sign him in January 2013, but were not in a financial position to pull off a deal.

‘Koke won’t leave Atletico Madrid’

Reports suggested that key Manchester United transfer target Koke would not leave Atletico Madrid.

United were strongly linked with a move for the La Liga star, with David Moyes searching for ways to revitalise his squad in the January transfer window.

Atletico retained him, losing several other key first team players the following summer.

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