On this day: Wenger wants 'special' player, £50m hit for Chelsea; Liverpool agree first-option for Will Hughes

A Billion Dollars

On New Year's Eve 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.

Let's cast our eyes back to this exact day, the New Year's Eve 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 New Year's Eve 2013…

Special Sanchez

Arsene Wenger was discussing his transfer plans a year ago today. He admitted that any potential deal to sign Luis Suarez, his summer target, from Liverpool was now dead. However, he insisted he still wanted a special player:

"We are as many clubs, certainly on alert. If something special turns up, we will not turn it down.

"But we are not as well desperate because we have a big depth in our squad."

In the summer Arsenal seem to have got their hands on that special player, with the signing of Alexis Sanchez in a £35 million deal from Barcelona.

Chelsea loss

Chelsea announced a whopping loss of £49.4 million in the year ending 2013. The cost was put down to new signings and exiting the Champions League at the Group Stage.

It was a smack in the face to Financial Fair Play, something the Chelsea board were reportedly big advocates of.

However, a year down the line and much has changed. A sell-before-you-buy attitude has been implemented at Chelsea which has seen the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne and Juan Mata all depart the club - and Chelsea operate at an £18.4 million profit.

First option on Hughes

It was reported a year ago today that Liverpool had reached an agreement to have the first-option on young Derby County midfielder Will Hughes.

In what was described as a gentleman's agreement it was decided that in turn for Andre Wisdom remaining at the club for the second half of the season Liverpool would be informed of any bid that came in for Hughes in the future and that they would be the first option for his sale.

Hughes is currently valued at around £15 million.

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