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Monday 01 July 2013

On this day: July

In the series on Premier League's history, premierleague.com looks at significant events

Clubs have fought for the Barclays Premier League trophy for 21 seasons

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

31 July 2012 - Pienaar makes Everton return permanent
Steven Pienaar made a permanent return to Everton for a fee of £4.5m after signing a four-year deal with the Goodison Park club. Read more >>

30 July 2008 - Bentley parks at Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of England international and former Arsenal midfielder David Bentley from Blackburn Rovers. Read more >>

29 July 2010 - Hughes takes Fulham's reins
Mark Hughes took over at Craven Cottage after agreeing a two-year deal to become manager of Fulham. Read more >>

28 July 1997 - Ferdinand joins Tottenham Hotspur
Les Ferdinand returned to London and former manager Gerry Francis after agreeing to move to Tottenham Hotspur from Newcastle United. Read more >>

27 July 2011 - Aguero makes Man City move
Manchester City bolstered their title challenge with the signing of Atletico Madrid's Argentina striker Sergio Aguero. Read more >>

26 July 1993 - Townsend signs for Villa
Aston Villa manager Ron Atkinson strengthened his midfield with the signing of Andy Townsend from Chelsea. Read more >>

25 July 2000 - Arca arrives at Sunderland
Peter Reid secured the Argentina Under-21 defender -who scored on his home debut on Wearside - on a five-year deal. Read more >>

24 July 2003 - Asia hosts Premier League
The Barclays Premier League held its first sanctioned competitive match abroad, a game won by Newcastle thanks to Alan Shearer and Shola Ameobi goals. Read more >>

23 July 2004 - Tim Cahill joins Everton from Millwall
After seven years at the Championship side, the Australia midfielder helped the Toffees to their highest-ever Barclays Premier League finish in his first season. Read more >>

22 July 1993 - Roy Keane moves to Old Trafford
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson made one of his most significant signings when he brought combative midfielder Roy Keane to the club. Read more >>

21 July 2000 - Mark Viduka swaps Celtic for Leeds
After a successful spell at Celtic in the Scottish Premeir League, Mark Viduka moved south of the border to sign for UEFA Champions League qualifiers Leeds United. Read more >>

20 July 2004 - Didier Drogba moves to Chelsea
After an excellent season with Marseille - where he won the title of Footballer of the Year in France - Chelsea completed the signing of Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba. Read more >>

19 July 2009 - Emmanuel Adebayor signs for Manchester City
After being linked with moves to AC Milan, Barcelona and Chelsea, Emmanuel Adebayor left Arsenal to head to the Etihad Stadium. Read more >>

18 July 2005 - Chelsea sign Wright-Phillips
Shaun Wright-Phillips became the fourth summer signing for the Barclays Premier League champions when he joined from Manchester City. Read more >>

17 July 1993 - Ivan Campo makes Bolton move permanent
Campo signed a three-year deal with the Trotters after spending the previous season on loan from Real Madrid. Read more >>

16 July 1993 - Peter Beardsley rejoins Newcastle from Everton
Peter Beardsley rejoined Newcastle United as former team-mate Kevin Keegan splashed out £1.5m to bring him back to his hometown club from Everton. Read more >>

15 July 1997 - Danny Murphy joins Liverpool from Crewe
Liverpool completed the signing of 20-year-old midfielder Danny Murphy from Crewe Alexandra. Read more >>

14 July 1999 - Kevin Campbell signs permanent deal with Everton
Striker Kevin Campbell became the second signing of the summer for Everton when he signed a permanent deal with the Goodison Park club. Read more >>

13 July 2007 - Fulham sign Paul Konchesky and David Healy
After narrowly avoiding relegation the previous season Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez manager sought to strengthen his squad over the summer and West Ham United full-back Paul Konchesky and the Leeds United striker David Healy became his fifth and sixth signings of the close season. Read more >>

12 July 2001 - Peter Schmeichel makes Aston Villa move
Aston Villa added experience to their defence by signing former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel from Sporting Lisbon. Read more >>

11 July 2008 - Arsenal sign Samir Nasri
Arsenal completed their second major signing of the summer with the capture of winger Samir Nasri. Read more >>

10 July 1998 - James Beattie joins Southampton
Southampton secured the services of 20-year-old Blackburn Rovers striker James Beattie, who would go on to enjoy a memorable seven-year spell on the South Coast. Read more >>

9 July 2003 - Harry Kewell leaves Leeds for Liverpool
Leeds United announced that Harry Kewell had agreed a deal to join Liverpool for a fee of £5m. Read more >>

8 July 2004 - Pedro Mendes joins Tottenham from Porto
Tottenham Hotspur completed the signing of midfielder Pedro Mendes from Porto, with Portugal striker Helder Postiga going the other way to the reigning UEFA Champions League winners. Read more >>

7 July 1997 - Merson signs for Middlesbrough
Paul Merson's 13-year career at Arsenal came to an end when he was sold to Middlesbrough by Arsene Wenger in the manager's first summer in charge. Read more >>

6 July 1995 - David Ginola joins Newcastle United
Newcastle United completed the signing of David Ginola as Kevin Keegan stepped up his bid to build a squad strong enough to launch a bid for the Barclays Premier League title. Read more >>

5 July 2009 - Daniel Sturridge joins Chelsea from Man City
Chelsea completed the signing of 19-year-old Manchester City academy graduate Daniel Sturridge after the forward decided to end his long association with the club. Read more >>

4 July 2007 - Fernando Torres signs for Liverpool
After 12 years at Atletico Madrid, striker Fernando Torres, 23, left his boyhood club for Liverpool, where he took the No 9 shirt made famous by Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler before him. Read more >>

3 July 2001 - Sol Campbell swaps Tottenham for Arsenal
Centre-half Sol Campbell made his surprise move across London as he left Tottenham Hotspur for rivals Arsenal on a free transfer. Read more >>

2 July 2010 – Yaya Toure swaps Barcelona for Man City
Manchester City bolstered their squad by completing the signing of Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure during the 2010 summer transfer window.  Read more >>

1 July 2003 - Chelsea sold to Roman Abramovich
Ken Bates, the owner and chairman of Chelsea, sold the club to a little-known 36-year-old Russian businessman Roman Abramovich. Read more >>

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