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Thomas Vermaelen

Thomas Vermaelen (born 14 November 1985) is a Belgian footballer who plays for the Premier League club Arsenal and the Belgian national team.

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I have just bought Thomas Vermaelen in
it's the same with Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Auderweireld, I always thought they were Dutch when they first came to England lol
Thomas Vermaelen has injured Mohamed Salah ahead of the Roma derby. That guy is so cursed he hurts the people around him
Thomas Vermaelen injuring Salah five days before the Rome derby is surely up there with the most Thomas Vermaelen things ever.
Thomas Vermaelen made his comeback for AS Roma yesterday in their 3-2 victory over Pescara as a late substitute.
Thomas Vermaelen: "I felt good and I'm happy to be back after 2 months out. I worked hard to recover."
defender Thomas Vermaelen belives his side "concede too many goals" and must work to improve organisation…
Thomas Vermaelen's long wait to make his Barcelona debut continues after the club announced that he remains sidelined through injury.
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen is to undergo thigh surgery that could rule him out for the remainder of the season.
Richard Dunne, Thomas Vermaelen, Fabricio Collocini, Wes Morgan have all made Team of the Year in recent years. Koscielny hasn't made it ever
When you realize Thomas Vermaelen is that one kid in the group project who's always absent and does none of the work https:/…
Celtic hit five; Thomas Vermaelen sent off for Roma as they drew with Porto; Monaco beat Villarreal 2-1
Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has been sent off on his debut for Roma.
Thomas Vermaelen joins Gotze, Moussa Sissoko, Zielinski and Ben Chilwell on the list of players to reject Liverpool this summe…
BREAKING: Thomas Vermaelen set for medical with Roma:
Thomas Vermaelen has picked up as many winners' medals in two years for Barcelona as he has made league starts for the clu…
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Suarez's 40 goals are impressive, but Thomas Vermaelen leads Barca to title after title without even having to stand up. True…
And Thomas Vermaelen will for Belgium at the Euros. How? Why? What?
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Thomas Vermaelen makes Belgium squad for Euro 2016 via
Divock Origi and Thomas Vermaelen in Squad for via
Nice to see Belgium scouts following Barcelona B to include Thomas Vermaelen.
... Former frontman is included along with ex-Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen...
Good to see Thomas Vermaelen made the Belgium Euro2016 squad...
Thomas Vermaelen. Plays 1,216 minutes of football all season . Makes the Belgium squad for Euro 2016
Divock Origi and Thomas Vermaelen Named in Belgium’s Squad for Euro 2016
- Divock Origi and Thomas Vermaelen Named in Belgium's Squad for Euro 2016
the Red Devils game. error on the cards with "thomas Vermaelen" 2x defense 1xattack solution?
I was wondering what's wrong with Barcelona until I thought of Thomas Vermaelen.
Thomas Vermaelen in May 2011: "Our mentality was not good enough and I don’t think we can accept that as an Arsenal side."
'Coutinho has to be great to be linked to Barcelona.'. Alex Song and Thomas Vermaelen.
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Well done First to find Thomas VERMAELEN in our Arsenal
Rafinha and Thomas Vermaelen are both expected to miss Atletico Madrid v Barcelona tonight - Injuries
I liked a video Thomas Vermaelen's 12 Arsenal Goals in 30 Seconds
Rafinha and Thomas Vermaelen won’t be available for the match against Atletico Madrid.
Rafinha and Thomas Vermaelen miss Barcelona&Champions League squad for Atletico clash
Rafinha and Thomas Vermaelen miss Barcelona's Champions League squad for Atletico clash
Calf troubles for Another injury for Belgian:
Thomas Vermaelen is at but still has habits of football club. . Get well soon half gooner
Rafael 'Rafinha' Alcantara and Thomas Vermaelen both receive medical attention for injuries, both questionable for next game
Thomas Vermaelen is in today's workout injured list right leg . It is not yet known when the Belgian again be available to Luis Enrique .
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen suffered an elongation in the soleus of his right leg.
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen injured, doubtful for Atlético Madrid match: As we move closer ...
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen injured, doubtful for At..
Vermaelen suffers calf injury: By SoccerNews Barcelona have confirmed that defender Thomas V...
OFFICIAL | Thomas Vermaelen has a calf injury and will not be available to play against Atletico Madrid.
Official: Thomas Vermaelen has a calf muscle injury. He will miss the game against Atletico Madrid, not yet clear...
Thomas Vermaelen has an over-stretched soleus muscle in his right leg and is questionable for the CL game against Atleti…
Vermaelen suffers calf injury: Barcelona have confirmed that defender Thomas Vermaelen has suffered a calf inj...
Vermaelen suffers calf injury - Thomas Vermaelen faces another spell on the sidelines after Barcelona confirmed...
Thomas Vermaelen suffers calf injury which keeps him out of Barca's 2nd leg tie against Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona, who will buy a centre back this summer, are open to offers for Thomas Vermaelen (30), who would prefer to return…
Barcelona have received 2m euros (£1.56m) in compensation from Fifa for the injury defender Thomas Vermaelen suffered at the World Cup
Thomas Vermaelen: 'I'm impressed with Francis Coquelin. I know him quite well, when I started he was already there, training with us.'
Chelsea are interested in signing Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, as well as considering Valencia's Aymen Abdennour…
Ballon D'or nominee Cristiano Ronaldo - 0 trophies this year. Not even nominated for the TOTY, Thomas Vermaelen - 4 trophies this y…
Edin Dzeko also had a penalty saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the 82nd after being fouled by Thomas Vermaelen
I liked a video Fc Barcelona - Thomas Vermaelen receives medical green light for BATE
23 min SUBSTITUTION: Arsenal make a tactical change now as Thomas Vermaelen enters the action in place of Lukas Podolski.
[POST-GAME REACTIONS] Thomas Vermaelen happy with first goal for
Nice to see Thomas Vermaelen score his first goal for Barcelona tonight! 👏
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FT: Barcelona 1-0 Malaga. Thomas Vermaelen with the winner for Barca.
we got this expensive shopping street. And its FABULOUS. I met Thomas Vermaelen there when I was like 8 or something
so many rookies compare to now. Thomas Vermaelen. Sebastien Squillaci, djorou & koscieny.
Barcelona are to appeal yellow cards for Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Thomas Vermaelen.
Also kinda interesting that Thomas Vermaelen is preferred to Marc Bartra at CB, even with Pique & Mathieu suspended.
it's Martin Keown vs Thomas vermaelen!! Great fight in store! Who do you think will win?
2009-10 & 2011-12 Thomas Vermaelen was unreal. Shame it didn't quite work out for him.
"Which player will Manchester United regret missing out on the most? Thomas Vermaelen
So is Thomas vermaelen without playing a single match
we now call that the Thomas Vermaelen syndrome
gerard pique is suspended, no cause for alarm, there is always a thomas vermaelen. Good luck barca fans.
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Defenders available for the La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao : . Dani Alves. Marc Bartra . Javier Mascherano. Thomas Vermaelen
Kicking ball doesn't matter.how many matches did thomas vermaelen played for Barca b4 winning treble with them?
If Everton don't want to sell John Stones we should look at Dejan Lovren or Justin Fonte. Thomas Vermaelen wouldn't be be a far off bet too
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I thought you were talking about Thomas Vermaelen
smh...you av no point.even Thomas Vermaelen won the Champion's League with Barcelona... He got Medal...
Watch Thomas Vermaelen's superb all or nothing ...
Kompany going for the Thomas Vermaelen tactic of scoring goals so nobody judges you as a defender
Thomas Vermaelen has compared his 2014-15 to that of his teammates. 'Playing again was my great victory'
Thomas Vermaelen is so weird looking
Breathing the same air as Thomas Vermaelen atm. Absolutely crazy.
The team trains tomorrow at 10am eastern time at American University. Afterwards, Thomas Vermaelen will give the press c…
BARCELONA defender Thomas Vermaelen says he's determined to prove himself at the Nou Camp after a disappointing first season.
Thomas Vermaelen only focusing on the future
La Liga: Vermaelen looking to the future: Thomas Vermaelen admits his injury-hit first season at Barcelona was...
[News] Thomas Vermaelen feels his legs are perfect again, aims to contribute for Barca after disaster 2014-15 season.
Thomas Vermaelen comfortable with backup role at Barcelona: "I have to be realistic"
Thomas Vermaelen :. "Last season was the worst in my career, because I arrived at a new club and I couldn't play.
Thomas Vermaelen admits he must prove himself at Barcelona after £15m Arsenal transfer http…
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Thomas Vermaelen eager to justify £15m exit from Arsenal in second season at Barcelona: The ...
Duane Vermeulen is a rugby player, you're thinking of Thomas Vermaelen.
Barcelona win the Champions League: Arsenal receive £3m thanks to Thomas Vermaelen transfer
Thomas Vermaelen plays one game all season, celebrates every trophy in full kit, no word. John Terry does it, crucified.
I heard we earned €4m off Barcelona's win in the Champions League thanks to a clause in Thomas Vermaelen's contract. Best transfer ever.
Thomas Vermaelen and Nicklas Bendtner got to be the luckiest footballers alive! 19 starts between them and 7 trophies.
Barcelona are European champions, but Arsenal receive additional £3m from them for Thomas Vermaelen. Arsene Wenger is …
In a single injured year at Barcelona, Thomas Vermaelen played one match and won more trophies than Arsenal in the past 10 …
What a debut season Thomas Vermaelen has had for Barcelona:. 1 game. 62 mins. 3 trophies
Thomas Vermaelen - plays 1 game for Barcelona, wins the treble . DEAL WITH IT!
Thomas Vermaelen managing to out full-kit wanker John Terry...
does Thomas Vermaelen even get a medal?
63 minutes work in a whole season and Thomas Vermaelen ends up with it all.
Finally! Barcelona boss confirms Thomas Vermaelen will make his debut
to show your appreciation for Thomas Vermaelen who will FINALLY make his debut for Barca tomorrow!
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BREAKING: Thomas Vermaelen will actually play a game for Barcelona tomorrow
Luis Enrique also confirms that Thomas Vermaelen will get his first official minutes with Barça.
Xavi set to start on Saturday while Thomas Vermaelen will make his Barcelona debut: Barcelona manager Lui...
Barcelona bask in the sun after La Liga glory with Thomas Vermaelen set to FINALLY make his debut at the Nou Camp.
Thomas Vermaelen has been named in Barcelona's matchday squad for the first time since signing for £15m 9 months ago.
Almost 8 months since signing for Barcelona, Thomas Vermaelen has been declared fit to play and could make his deb…
DTN World Cup 2014 Thomas Vermaelen could be included in Barcelona squad on Tuesday: . Thomas Vermaelen could b...
DTN World Cup 2014 Barcelona v Getafe: Barcelona centre-back Thomas Vermaelen is finally fit to make his debut...
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen who has yet to play a game for Barcelona is a summer transfer target for Everton. (M…
Thomas Vermaelen is hoping he might finally be able to make his Barcelona debut next month:
Center back is a position that need most. I kinda disappointed when they decided to buy Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas Vermaelen. Why?
Arsenal new signing Gabriel will wear number 5, previously worn by Thomas Vermaelen, Kolo Touré and Martin Keown.
Signing Ron Vlaar would be like resigning Thomas Vermaelen. Similar ability, offer the same thing, both injury prone.
Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen to undergo surgery and will reportedly be out 'about 5 months.'
BREAKING: Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen to undergo surgery on his thigh injury next week & set to be out for up …
Thomas Vermaelen to be operated on next week say FCB. Out for another 5 months. Still hasn't played still arriving in the …
Manchester United and Arsenal are preparing loan bids for Thomas Vermaelen (29) [express]
Transfer Rumour of the Day: "Manchester United have been linked with a surprise January loan move for Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen." Would you like to see this move happen?
Good news Barça fans: Thomas Vermaelen has started training with the rest of his Nou Camp team-mates.
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen celebrates his 29th birthday today Congratulations!
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, who joined last summer, could make his official debut in the cup game against Huesca o…
Thomas Vermaelen could make his debut in the 1st leg of the Copa del Rey against Huesca on December 3rd [md]
Mark your calendars for the 3rd of December! Thomas Vermaelen could make Barcelona debut against Huesca for the Copa Del…
And to think we basically got Sanchez for 15m & an injured Thomas Vermaelen, cheers x
Not to worry!!! After all wenger did replace Thomas Vermaelen! DIDNT HE? Fecking clown!!!
Mikel Arteta keen to take up Arsenal offer of new one-year deal to stay at Emirates Arsenal have offered Mikel Arteta a new one-year contract extension Spanish midfielder was named club captain after Thomas Vermaelen left Gunners standard policy is to offer players over 30 short-term deals Arteta and Aaron Ramsey will miss Champions League tie with Galatasaray but Jack Wilshere could return . Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta has been offered a new one-year deal and is keen to extend his career at the club. Arteta signed three years ago from Everton for £10million and his contract is due to expire at the end of the season, by which time the Basque midfielder will be 33. Arsene Wenger’s standard policy for players over 30 is to offer them no more than 12 months at a time but this will suit Arteta, who inherited the captaincy from Thomas Vermaelen in the summer. Negotiations are open and are unlikely to be affected by another niggling injury which will keep the skipper out of action until after the next inter ...
Referring to failed attempts to recruit Mats Hummels from Dortmund and Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal, Van Gaal said: ‘Maybe we were in the market already in August for the right central defender. ‘You never know. But I don’t want to discuss that with you. I do understand (the criticism) because I as a manager have never conceded five goals. Never. ‘Maybe once, but I cannot remember. As a player, yes, more than five against, but I was not a very good player — a top player — so I played in regular clubs. ‘But as a manager I never conceded five.’ -360
Thomas Vermaelen struggles to drive Audi into Barcelona training car park - Daily Mail
Luis Suarez says he is ‘starting to feel like a footballer again’ after being given permission to train with Barcelona. Newcastle midfielder Siem de Jong could be out for "a number of months" (about four months) with a thigh injury sustained in training. England's Daniel Sturridge has suffered an injury in training ahead of Monday's European Qualifier in Switzerland. Nikola Zigic has confirmed Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made an enquiry regarding his availability in the transfer window. Arsenal could offer a short-term deal to Colombia's free agent 38-year-old centre-back Mario Yepes as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen. Former Fulham, Aston Villa and Bolton defender Zat Knight is set to join MLS side Colorado Rapids. Belgian lawyer Jean-Louis Dupont is hoping to take on UEFA over their financial fair play rules and has invited Man City fans to join his fight. Paul Scholes says Wayne Rooney passes the ball better than any England player and should play in midfield.
- Thomas Vermaelen set to join Barcelona from Arsenal in £15m deal | Vermaelen | |
Manchester United has beaten out Barcelona to sign left back Daley Blind from Ajax. Multiple outletsare reporting that a fee of £14 million was agreed upon.The 23-year-old certainly impressed in the Netherlands‘ strong World Cuprun, and no doubt his connections to Louis Van Gaal and Robin van Persie will have a lot to do with how he’ll fit in and succeed at Old Trafford. All summer long, we heard all about Blind being linked to LVG and Ed Woodward, and now it appears that a deal has been done. Defenders is exactly the position that United needs most, so this is a great fit and a tremendous buys. It also helps that they sold off Tom Cleverley for £9 million. That’s some solid business dealings there. Through the group stages of the World Cup, Daley Blind registered more assists than any other player. Since the Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw signings, United have missed out on a few players: Arturo Vidal, Toni Kroos, Thomas Vermaelen and a couple others. But hey, Daley Blind, coupled with Angel Di Mar ...
Arsene Wenger has revealed the club is looking to strengthen the squad defensive department but would not rush it Ahead of the clash with Everton this weekend, Wenger said he is looking at adding some depth to the defence but its not yet a case of emergency. “We are not in an emergency case but we are open to any opportunity to strengthen our defensive department.” Wenger said On Arteta, the manger said. “We are not against (signing a defensive midfielder) that, no.” “If it’s a long-term injury (for Mikel Arteta) that puts us in a position where we have to be creative.” With the Kieran Gibbs and Mikel Arteta injured, Wenger believes there is enough depth in the squad for some games. The exit of Thomas Vermaelen has made the squad short at the back. Per Mertesacker who arrived late for training due to the World Cup break is still a doubt but could be on the bench on Saturday. New signing, Calum Chambers should get a start against Everton and Arsene Wenger believes he would be able to handle . ...
Arsenal are considering Atletico Madrid's Toby Alderweireld, 25, as replacement for Thomas Vermaelen, who was recently sold to Barcelona.
Arsenal are considering Atlético Madrid's Toby Alderweireld as replacement for Thomas Vermaelen. (Source: Star on Sund…
With Mikel Arteta now injured and the sale of Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal will bring defensive reinforcements and also strengthen the attack.
Jeremy Mathieu and ex-Arsenal man Thomas Vermaelen are battling to become the new central defensive partner for Gerard Pique at the Nou Camp
TRANSFER GOSSIP Liverpool have had advanced negotiations in Paris with former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o, 33, as doubts remain over the Anfield club's pursuit of AC Milan 24-year-old striker Mario Balotelli. (Daily Mail) Eto'o has had a medical for Liverpool and will sign a one- year deal. (Daily Mirror) Meanwhile, Liverpool tell Mario Balotelli he will lose £2m a year if he misbehaves after he agrees to a significant pay-cut. (Sun, subscription required) Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, has turned his back on a return to Old Trafford by signing a new five-year deal with Italian giants Juventus. (Daily Star) Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, 29, is reportedly being targeted by Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg. (Metro) Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas, 23, as boss Arsene Wenger looks for a replacement for Barcelona-bound Thomas Vermaelen. (Goal.com) Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, 27, is going nowhere before the end of transfer window, insists ...
Louis Van Gaal is now working from a transfer B-list after seeing his first-choice targets fail to come off. Manchester United boss Van Gaal is frustrated the club failed to sign the likes of Toni Kroos, Mats Hummels and Thomas Vermaelen this summer - three of the Dutchman's major targets. Now, with just 10 days before the transfer deadline, the United boss has been forced to revise his buying strategy and focus on players who initially formed a secondary list of targets. United have already signed Argentina World Cup defender Marcos Rojo - who was targeted after attempts to sign Hummels and Vermaelen failed - for £16million from Sporting Lisbon. And the Red Devils could be poised to make a move for Real Madrid's Sami Khedira, after his boss Carlo Ancelotti revealed the central midfielder had rejected the offer of a new contract. Real are ready to offload Germany World Cup winner Khedira, whose place in the team has been taken by Kroos, with the 27-year-old available for a relatively modest fee of around ...
FC B ARCELONA 2014/15 SEASON. The 2014/15 season is Futbol Club Barcelona's 115th in existence and the club's 84th consecutive season in the top flight of spanish football. Fc Barcelona has been prepared so well for the new season in order to put the misery of 2013/14 trophiless season behind them. The club has brought in some players to replaced those that has left the club in the on going transfer market. The club is also expected to sign the Sao Paulo wing back "Douglas" for a reported fee of about €6m. Now let's take a look at the list of the players brought in and those that have left the club. In. GK. Andre Ster Stegen from B/Monchenglaberch €12m. Carlos Bravo from R/Sociedad €12m. DEF. Jerémy Mathieu from Valencia €20m. Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal €19m. MFD. Ivan Rakitic fron Sevilla €18m. FW. Luis Suarez from Liverpool €81m. Total=€162m. Out. Victor Valdes free Jose Pinto free Isaac Cuença free Oier Olazabal free Joaó Kierrison free Charles Puyol Rtd Denis Suarez Loan to Sevil ...
United's season got off to a disappointing start, as Swansea City won 2-1 at Old Trafford to hand new manager Louis Van Gaal a defeat in his first Premier League game in charge. There were plenty of problems in the patchwork Red Devils starting XI, but the defence remains a huge concern given that youngster Tyler Blackett was forced to start the game after injury to Jonny Evans. Alongside Evans, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Michael Keane, Blackett is one of just five centre backs in the United squad - and given that Van Gaal is determined to use the 3-4-1-2 system that served him so well with the Netherlands at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, more central defenders are certainly needed. Sporting Lisbon's Marcos Rojo remains a key target as a potential left sided centre back after the collapse of United's bid for ex- Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, but one world class centre back is needed too. A deal for Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels looks all but impossible, leaving Roma's Mehdi Benatia as t ...
Arsenal's hopes of securing Greek defender Kostas Manolas have taken a hit, after both Manchester United and Bayern Munich entered the race for his signature. The defender, 23, has been earmarked by Arsene Wenger as the man to replace Thomas Vermaelen. Juventus' interest has also been made plain by Olympiacos advisor Christian Karembeu, who declared Manolas wouldn't leave for less than £8million earlier in the week. But now both Manchester United - in need of defenders ahead of the new campaign - and Bayern Munich - who this week lost Javi Martinez for seven months - have entered the bidding, according to the Daily Star. -JCon
The Dutchman is believed to be a transfer priority of Red Devils manager Louis Van Gaal. Van Gaal is determined to bring Blind to Old Trafford having missed out on other targets, with Thomas Vermaelen moving to Barcelona and Mats Hummels seeming staying at Dortmund. Daily Mail claims that United's hopes of striking a deal with the Dutch outfit have improved after Tuesday's negotiations.
Marcos Rojo: Manchester United bid for Argentina defender Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo has handed in a transfer request and told his club he wants to be allowed to join Manchester United. United have submitted a £15.9m (20m Euro) offer for Rojo, 24, who played for Argentina in the World Cup final. Sporting, runners-up in Portugal's Primeira Liga, are considering the bid. United manager Louis Van Gaal has been looking for a central defender following the summer departures of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. Van Gaal missed out on Thomas Vermaelen last week after the Belgian opted to join Barcelona from Arsenal. Rojo has informed the Portuguese side he will no longer train with them until the situation is resolved to his satisfaction. He played at left-back in six of Argentina's seven games during their World Cup campaign, including the final, when they lost 1-0 to Germany after extra-time He also scored in their 3-2 group game win against Nigeria in Porto Alegre. Southampton have also expressed an ...
Daily Mail Southampton have had a £12million bid accepted for Hull City striker Shane Long. Ronald Koeman wants a proven Premier League performer. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has donated £30,000 to help Sweden's learning difficulties national team travel to the INAS World Football Championships. Chelsea assistant first-team coach Jose Morais has taken a one-year sabbatical in order to become the manager of Saudi Arabian side Al- Shabbab. Elche midfielder Carlos Sanchez, nicknamed 'The Rock' is expected to jet into England to complete a £4.7million switch to Aston Villa. THE SUN Mark Hughes fears Stoke will miss out on Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi. Leeds want £10million for Sam Byram. Owner Massimo Cellino has already rejected a £4.5m bid from Southampton and rebuffed an enquiry from Sunderland. West Brom and Swansea are competing to sign Algeria World Cup star Hassan Yebda. DAILY EXPRESS Arsenal are set to turn to Olympiacos centre- half Kostas Manolas in their search for Thomas Vermaelen's replacement. M ...
Barcelona have admitted that it is Cuadrado or bust as Luis Enrique looks to finalise his squad ahead of their La Liga kick-off on August 24. The Catalan club have been active this summer, bringing Thomas Vermaelen, Luis Suarez, Jeremy Mathieu, Ivan Rakitic, Claudio Bravo and Marc-Andre ter Stegen to the Camp Nou and they hope to add Fiorentina World Cup star Juan Cuadrado to that list. The Viola are demanding over 40 million euros for the 26-year-old but Barcelona hope to negotiate a lower fee and want to announce Cuadrado as their final summer signing.
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NBS SPORTS TRANSFER TALK WITH PERCY. (TUESDAY) 1. Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has poured cold water on speculation linking him with a return to Spain this summer. 2. Barcelona have confirmed that new £15million signing Thomas Vermaelen is still carrying a hamstring injury. 3. Liverpool yet to agree deal for Alberto Moreno, according to Sevilla president. 4. Sunderland have rejected West Ham's £4million bid for Connor Wickham. 5. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no interest in using English players next season unless they contribute to another Premier League title tilt. 6. AC Milan will re-launch their bid to sign Adel Taarabt from QPR this week as his representatives head for talks over a proposed £3million transfer. 7. Milan are also talking to free agent Stephane Mbia, who impressed on loan at Sevilla last season. 8. QPR want to bring in four new players and have an interest in Villarreal midfielder Jonathan de Guzman and Marseille winger Morgan Amalfitano although the latter is clos ...
El Clasico next season will see Thomas Vermaelen against Ronaldo, Bale, James, Kroos, Benzema and all the others. . Goal-fest.
Premier League: Team-by-team ARSENAL Manager: Arsene Wenger Last season: Fourth Major ins: Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina, Alexis Sanchez. Major outs: Nicklas Bendtner, Thomas Eisfeld, Lukasz Fabianski, Carl Jenkinson, Park-chu Young, Bacary Sagna, Carlos Vela, Thomas Vermaelen. Ben Coley's verdict: In finishing fourth last season, it's easy to conclude that Arsenal's suspension between those challenging for the title and those fighting it out for a Europa League spot continued. But there were very definite steps - and big ones, too - in the direction of once again becoming genuine title contenders. First and foremost was the signing of Mesut Ozil. Although the German international never quite produced the performances which had marked him out as one of the world's best midfielders, he unquestionably shifted the mood within the club and I've no doubt that Aaron Ramsey's incredible form had something to do with Ozil's arrival. Alongside that, Arsenal at last managed to keep hold of their sta ...
Arsene Wenger confirmed Mikel Arteta as Arsenal's new captain after watching his side beat Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield. Hours after the sale of former skipper Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona, Arsenal dispatched the Premier League champions at Wembley on Sunday as Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud found the net in an impressive performance. Arteta featured alongside Jack Wilshere as the FA Cup holders dominated central midfield and Wenger named the former Everton player as his new captain, with Per Mertesacker to serve as vice-captain.
Number of the Day: 23 - Fc Barcelona&newest acquisition, Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen (28), will wea... htt…
Thomas Vermaelen will wear the number 23 shirt at Barcelona. (Source: Barça TV)
Thomas Vermaelen will wear the no.23 shirt at Barcelona.
Daily Mail: Arsenal want to ruin Man United's pursuit of Mats Hummels having seen the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to…
Barcelona confirm the signing of Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen for £15m. More soon.
Thomas Vermaelen completes move to Barcelona on 5-year deal.
The agent of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado has touched down in Manchester, according to reports in Spain, sparking rumours the Colombian could be nearing a move to Man United. Cuadrado was one of the outstanding performers at the summer’s World Cup and is hot property on the transfer market following his return from Brazil. The Red Devils are thought to be locked in a three-way battle for the 26-year-old , with Barcelona and Real Madrid also interested. It was said United had tabled a formal £27.5m bid for Cuadrado earlier in the window , but that figure is significantly less than Fiorentina’s believed €50m [£39m] valuation. Reports around Europe have varied as to who is leading the race to sign the La Viola forward, but this latest news could suggest Louis Van Gaal has finally landed his man having missed out on Barcelona-bound Thomas Vermaelen , while their drawn out chase for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal continues. talkSPORT’s man in Spain, Paul Breen-Turner, joined the Transfer Tavern ...
Thomas Vermaelen poses with the Fc Barcelona crest
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far better player than Thomas Vermaelen, wouldn't be in a rush to sell him
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Why are papers reporting Barca also wants to sign Jan Vertonghen after Thomas Vermaelen?!
Latest Arsenal Borussia Dortmund say they will do all they can to keep midfielder Marco Reus, despite interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. (Metro) Barcelona have made an official £10m bid for Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, with talks currently ongoing between the two clubs despite competing interest from Manchester United. (Telegraph) Arsenal are reportedly close to signing PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot. (Star) Arsenal could be offered the chance to sign Sami Khedira on the cheap. (Independent) Arsenal could step up their pursuit of Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa after failing to land Juan Quintero. (Express) Arsenal are preparing to make a bid to buy Liverpool defender Daniel Agger. (Star) • Nine players Wenger could spend £100 million on - Aston Villa Aston Villa are close to agreeing a fee for the permanent transfer of Valencia left-back Aly Cissokho. (Sky Sports) Paul Lambert is planning talks with Netherlands defender Ron Vlaar in a bid to keep his captain at the c ...
Arsenal centre back Thomas Vermaelen (28) arrived this morning in Barcelona. Medical tests later today, announcement in a f…
Agree! “€19m for Thomas Vermaelen who has a year left on his contract. Arsene Wenger has done it again! . …
Reports suggest Manchester United have ended their interest in Thomas Vermaelen after refusing to consider ...
Barcelona beat Manchester United in race to sign Arsenal's Thomas Vermaelen in £15m transfer after two clubs a...
Manchester United end interest in Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen after refusing to consider swap deal
Manchester United are no longer interested in signing Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal.
Thomas Vermaelen turned down £135k a week offer from Manchester United in favour of £80k from Barcelona and said it was the easiest decision he's ever made!
Thomas Vermaelen is off to Barcelona for €13million. Smooth business by Arsène Wenger.
Arsenal could scupper Man Utd's hopes of signing Thomas Vermaelen, as Arsène Wenger is keen to sell to Barça instead. …
Arsene Wenger confirms Manchester United bid for Thomas Vermaelen as Louis Van Gaal attempts to beat...
[Transfers] Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Manchester United have made an official bid for defender Thomas Vermaelen.
Sky Sports News Fiorentina president Andrea Dalla Valle has confirmed that the club would have to accept an 'important' offer for Juan Cuadrado and he expecting one to arrive. Once again Manchester United and Barcelona are reportedly battling over a player, but unlike with Thomas Vermaelen who is heading for the Nou Camp, the Colombian is said to be Old Trafford-bound. And now Della Valle admits that Cuadrado could leave if a deal is agreed before August 15, a deadline imposed by the Italian club and he believes that an offer will come in. Reports in Italy claim United are closing on a deal worth over £30million for the right-sided star - who impressed hugely at the World Cup finals. "Should it happen that an important offer arrives, we would have to allow Cuadrado to leave," he told local journalists. "So with that I am not so optimistic about a positive final situation as I think an offer will arrive in the next few days, but he will only leave for certain amounts. "But you need to understand if an imp ...
Here is the prove Charlie Nicholas thinks Arsene Wenger is determined not to sell Thomas Vermaelen to Manchester United
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Why Thomas Vermaelen is a good signing for Barça - TalkFCB.
Thomas Vermaelen to I think this is a mistake.
Manchester United reportedly end interest in Thomas Vermaelen after failing to consider a swap deal according to sources
Thomas Vermaelen is on the verge of signing for Barcelona for 15 million as Man Utd backed out as Arsenal wanted...
Welcome to Fc Barcelona Thomas Vermaelen! 😍 a great signing.. Will prove the critics wrong for sure.. Finally some relief in the set piece.
Arsenal have accepted a £15million bid from Barcelona for Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen.
Would like to wish Thomas Vermaelen the best of luck at Barcelona. Nice to see him go abroad and not see us buckle and sel…
PICTURE: Thomas Vermaelen’s terrible injury record: Thomas Vermaelen looks like he may well be on the way to B...
Report: Arsenal agree to £15-million transfer fee with Barcelona for Thomas Vermaelen
A deal for Thomas Vermaelen will be announced this weekend (for 15M). He'll travel this weekend to Barcelona to sign his…
I've always liked Thomas Vermaelen. Excellent couple of seasons, some great goals, model professional and fantastic looks.…
Good luck to Thomas Vermaelen and thanks for the Memories
Barcelona have agreed a £15m fee with for Thomas Vermaelen. He'll undergo a medical this weekend.
Barcelona have agreed a £15m fee with Arsenal for Thomas Vermaelen.
ICYMI Rejection of United bid for Vermaelen shows Gunners' intent
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Barcelona agree £15m free with Arsenal for defender Thomas Vermaelen. (Sky Sports)
Yes, was he a starter last season?? Ordinary."Even ordinary Thomas Vermaelen rejects Manchester United *smh""
Report: Thomas Vermaelen has agreed to sign with Barcelona
the first Belgian ever is about to go play for Fc Barcelona - go Thomas Vermaelen
Manchester United end Thomas Vermaelen interest after refusing a swap deal. Arsenal not willing to negotiate unless Chris Smalling was included in any bid.
Arsenal cente back Thomas Vermaelen (28) would tomorrow travel to Barcelona for medical tests and to sign his contract.
So, to sum up today. 11am: Vermaelen chooses Barca. 2pm: Hummels stays with Dortmund. 3pm: 'Utd pull out of race to sign Matt Hummels & Thomas Vermaelen.' Que the, 'we was never in for them' - PW
Latest Transfer News: - Liverpool are set to make £42million from the sales of Agger, Borini, Pepe Reina and Assaidi with Brendan Rodgers planning on using the cash to buy a striker along with the £25million he has remaining from the sale of Suarez. The striker to replace Suarez is said to be follow Uruguayan Edinson Cavani. - Fraser Forster may not sign for Southampton as Celtic can continue in the Champions League despite losing to Legia Warsaw 6-1 on aggregate as they fielded an ineligible player. Forster was allowed to join Southampton if they didn't qualify. - Thomas Vermaelen is set to join Barcelona. - Aston Villa close to signing Aly Cissokho for £2million as player undergo's medical. - Jack Wilshere has been linked with a move to Juventus, however is most likely to stay with Arsenal. - Chelsea in player swap deal with Real Madrid believed to be Petr Cech for Varane. - Ajax could land the signature of Samuel Eto'o. - If their are any other feel free to comment below. - Tom
Thomas Vermaelen is on the verge of a move from Arsenal to Barcelona that could be worth up to £15m to leave the north London club and Manchester United, who had wanted to take him, chasing a new central defensive signing
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 23, wants to take over the Arsenal captaincy if defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, leaves. Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits he will be sacked if the club do not get back into the Premier League at the first attempt. Ecuador forward Enner Valencia, 24,says he was lured to West Ham by the prospect of a top-four finish.
Manchester United and Arsenal have hit a stalemate over the proposed £15million purchase of Thomas Vermaelen.
Barcelona have agreed a £15m deal with Arsenal for centre-back Thomas Vermaelen according to various reports.
Today, Manchester United had made a £15m bid for Thomas Vermaelen turned down by Arsenal because Wenger wanted Chris Smalling going the opposite way to which Louis Van Gaal rejected. Since then, Barcelona have had a £15m bid accepted by Arsenal for their skipper Thomas Vermaelen and he will no undergo a medical before signing for the spanish giants.
Celtic have been reinstated to the Champions League after UEFA ruled that Legia Warsaw fielded an ineligible player. Manchester United are close to striking a deal for winger Juan Cuadrado, 26, after agreeing to meet Fiorentina's £36m asking price. Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal could move for Ajax defender Daley Blind, 24, whom he coached with the Netherlands. The Red Devils are also closing in on top transfer target Arturo Vidal, with the 27-year-old midfielder having reportedly agreed a £182,000-a-week contract. Stoke boss Mark Hughes is losing hope at signing winger Oussama Assaidi on loan from Liverpool for a second time. Sunderland will let midfielder Alfred N'Diaye join Real Betis for £1.7million. Southampton could break their transfer record after tabling a bid worth over £13million for Sporting Lisbon's Argentina defender Marcos Rojo. Manchester United's legendary Class of 92 of Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville suffered embarrassment when they lost a pre-season fri ...
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Vermaelen nears Barcelona move PA Sport August 8, 2014 Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is close to a 15 million-pound move to Barcelona, according to Press Association Sport. The Belgium defender could complete a move to the Camp Nou over the weekend. On Thursday, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said the club's preference was to sell the defender abroad, rather than to a domestic rival, with Manchester United also interested. Club captain Vermaelen, who joined from Ajax in 2009, made 21 appearances for the Gunners last season. Niggling injuries and the form of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker limited his impact. However, despite being an unused substitute at Wembley, he did lift the FA Cup in May as Arsenal ended their nine-year trophy drought. The 28-year-old has made 150 appearances in all competitions, scoring 15 goals for the Gunners. United are reported to still be interested, although a swap deal would not interest them, with rumours Arsenal enquired about defender Chris Smalling and striker Javie ...
Thomas Vermaelen is set to leave Arsenal this summer according to Arsene Wenger and has chosen to join Barcelona over Manchester United
Man Utd Transfer News: Vidal medical, Vermalean swap deal OFF, Cuadrado decision today Manchester United'S pursuit of Arturo Vidal is gaining pace but their hopes of signing Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal have come to an end. By: Ben Jefferson Fri, August 8, 2014 The Red Devils are stepping up their efforts to bring Vidal to Old Trafford this summer and have asked Juventus to allow the player to undertake a medical in Manchester. It is an unusual step with the two clubs reportedly yet to agree a fee, but United are insisting on checking that Vidal has no lingering damage to a knee injury picked up before the World Cup. United appear to want to do the checks before finalising a deal with Juventus to avoid raising the fans' hopes over what would almost certainly be a club-record transfer prematurely. And while Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri remains hopeful that Vidal can be persuaded to stay in Turin, he claims fitness concerns should not scupper a deal. In another boost to United's hopes, Juventus have alre ...
Goodbye Thomas Vermaelen. Thank you for your service at Arsenal F.C. and good luck at the Camp Nov.
Now that Thomas Vermaelen has left the club, who do you prefer to be our new captain?
Barcelona This Season Bought: Luis Suarez Ivan Rakitić Marc-André ter Stegen Claudio Bravo Jérémy Mathieu Thomas Vermaelen Back from loan: Gerard Deulofeu Rafinha Alcantara Though not over the moon with the defensive buys, but have to say with Zubi and co. and recent Barca transfer windows experienced, it is indeed a very 'feel substantially good' window we've had over many a years! Thank you anyways, always Fc Barcelona
Per Mertesacker will reportedly be given the captain's armband at Arsenal following the departure of Thomas Vermaelen
Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona for 15m from arsenal.He complete us at Camp Nou beside suarez..agreed barca fans?
Is £15 million a good price for Thomas Vermaelen?
15m bid accepted for Thomas Vermaelen for Barca. Who do you think should be club Captain moving forward. My pick BFG
Arsenal defender ''Thomas Vermaelen'' is teaching Van Persie and Cesc Fabregas the meaning of LOYALTY, he rejected Man United's offer of £135k a week to join Barcelona offer of £80k a week. to Thomas Vermaelen
Arsenal closing in on Douglas Costa loan The Gunners keen on sealing loan move for striker Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a loan-deal with Shakhtar Donetsk for striker Douglas Costa. Costa would be The Gunners' fifth signing this Summer, following the likes of; Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers to the Emirates Stadium, and despite already spending over £50million, Arsene Wenger is keen to add a couple more faces. It's believed Wenger mainly wants a defensive midfielder and a back-up centre-back, just incase Thomas Vermaelen leaves, but a chance to take Costa on loan for the season may appeal to the Frenchman as well. The 23-year-old Brazilian has told the Ukrainian club that he doesn't want to return due to the political issues taking place in the country, and he has refused to return to the country after playing a friendly in France. It's believed Arsenal would pay a large loan-fee for the season, and then discuss a permanent move with Shakhtar next Summer.
thomas vermaelen welcome to Barcelona
Thank you fr everything Thomas Vermaelen .good luck at Fc Barcelona...:)
Arsenal are understood to have accepted a £15 million offer for captain Thomas Vermaelen from Barcelona. The Catalan club have already signed Jeremy Mathieu from Valencia this summer in a £20 million deal to strengthen their defence and now they have opted to sign another central defender to help improve the defence of a team that conceded seven goals more than eventual champions Atletico Madrid, despite scoring 23 goals more. That is a small margin of error that led to Barcelona losing the title on the final day as they could only draw with the eventual champions, when a win would have been enough to earn them the title. Barcelona have long neglected their defence, with Javier Mascherano showing what a formidable player he can be when played in midfield during this summer’s World Cup, when Barcelona have chosen to play him out of position in central defence. The deal appears to be a good one for Arsenal, given that Vermaelen wants to leave because he cannot force his way into the first team, and his ...
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Arsenal agree fee with Barcelona for captain Thomas Vermaelen
Barcelona agree transfer fee for Man Utd target Barcelona have apparently agreed a transfer fee for Manchester United target and Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, according to a report.
Arsenal captains between 2004 & 2014: Patrick Vieira - sold Thierry Henry - sold William Gallas - sold Cesc Fabregas - sold Robin Van Persie- sold Thomas Vermaelen - sold All sold while they were still wearing the armband. Question: Do Arsenal players really like Arsenal? Captains walking out of club as captains one after the other. Is something wrong somewhere?
Thomas vermaelen to barca Even arsenal's bench warmers are rejectin man u smh bt its none of mybuisness
Barcelona have agreed a £15million transfer fee with Arsenal to sign Thomas Vermaelen Thank you for Everything Captain We wish you the best at your new club .!!
ARSENAL TARGET LIVERPOOL DEFENDER Daniel Agger could be shipped in to replace Thomas Vermaelen on Arsenal's bench... If anyone sees Thomas Vermaelen's exit from Arsenal as a shock this summer, you'd have to wonder whether they paid any attention to the Premier League at all last season. The Belgian captain became frozen out of the Gunners' backline last term, as Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny forged a sturdy partnership. This summer, in order to find more regular playing time, the Belgian centre-back has fled his north-London nest for Barcelona with the Spanish giants having had a £15m bid for Arsenal's club captain accepted. With their first Premier League match of the season a little over two weeks away, at home to Crystal Palace which they are 2/7 to win, Arsene Wenger needs to fill Vermaelen's place sharpish. Liverpool's version of Vermaelen, Daniel Agger, is his intended target. The Dane was in and out of Brendan Rodgers' side last season as Liverpool went close to landing their first ever Pr ...
According to reports, Manchester United are in pole position to sign Thomas Vermaelen:
With the expected departure of thomas vermaelen the search is on for a primary new captain at arsenal. Fans choice seems to be Per Mertesacker with current vice captain Mikel Arteta. But could arsene go for the ever improving Aaron Ramsey alongside arteta. We will have to wait and see. Who would you gunners fans on here pick. Come on you gunners who would be your choice. I would vote for per or possibly Laurent Koscielny.
MATT MORLIDGE: The Gunners have a sizeable hole to fill. Here Sportsmail looks as the possible candidates to replace Thomas Vermaelen as captain this season.
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has opted to join Barcelona and and has snubbed interest from Manchester United, Goal understands.
Manchester United have officially ended their interest in Arsenals Thomas Vermaelen, according to Sky Sources talks broke down after Arsenal demanded 15 million and another un-named united player in return for Vermaelen. YOUR THOUGHTS?
being Arsenal captain is like being the Defense Against Dark Arts teacher...no one survives more than 1 year. next up... Thomas Vermaelen xD
The deal on the transfer of Arsenal centre back Thomas Vermaelen (28) to Barcelona will be announced this weekend. Transfer fee 15M.
Arsenal reportedly wanted Chris Smalling in return for Thomas Vermaelen but refused.
Manchester United's £15m move for Thomas Vermaelen in jeopardy as Arsenal want Chris Smalling swap deal...
Thomas Vermaelen to Man Utd is off; Arsenal wanted a swap deal, with Chris Smalling going the other way, but Manchester Un…
“wanted Chris Smalling in return for Thomas Vermaelen,Manchester United were unwilling to swap. . Thank god!
Barcelona agree £15m fee with Arsenal for Thomas Vermaelen
Congratulations to Barcelona for the signing of Thomas Vermaelen. Here's one of his moments of brilliance.
.agree a fee of around £15m with Barcelona for the sale of captain Thomas Vermaelen
Thomas Vermaelen: Of defenders with 100+ PL apps in the last 5 seasons, only 1 has been dribbled past fewer times than
Manchester United have ended their pursuit of Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, Sky Sources understand.
Thomas Vermaelen: Only Laurent Koscielny (19) has made more last man tackles in the last 3 Premier League seasons than Verma…
BREAKING: Arsenal agree £15m deal with Barcelona for Thomas Vermaelen.
According to 'El Mundo Deportivo' Barcelona are confident that they'll sign Thomas Vermaelen. Do still have the same feeling?
Arsène Wenger hints Manchester United want to sign Thomas Vermaelen: Arsenal manager says rivals are amo...
TRANSFER GOSSIP. Juventus are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 22, and have made enquiries about the England international. Evening Standard. Liverpool have made an enquiry about Monaco's Radamel Falcao, 28, but do not expect to be able to secure the services of the Colombian international striker, who is thought to favour a move to Real Madrid. Daily Express. Manchester United are ready to move for Arsenal and Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen, 28, and they are prepared to pay £15m to beat off competition from Barcelona. Daily Mail. Manchester United are also thought to be plotting a surprise move for former Manchester City hardman Nigel de Jong, 29, currently with Milan. Independent Ivan Cavaleiro, the 20-year-old Portugal international forward contracted to Benfica until 2018, and another Manchester United target, is set to join Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna on loan. Talksport . Liverpool are ready to make a £16m bid for Inter Milan's Argentina international Mauro Icardi, 21 ...
Liverpool linked with Falcao, Arsenal want Reus and have bid for Thomas Vermaelen - Transfer Centre.
“Thomas Vermaelen has a verbally agreed a deal with Manchester United which would see him earn £100,000-a-week.” Good news
BREAKING NEWS: Arsene Wenger confirms Manchester United have submitted a bid for Thomas Vermaelen.
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Jeremy Wilson (Telegraph) : Thomas Vermaelen already has a deal-in-principle to join United. Arsena…
Barcelona send executive to sign Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen, Man United still keen .
Manchester United have moved back in front of Barcelona in the chase to sign Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.
Thomas Vermaelen is Arsenal's 3rd choice centre back and Man Utd are about to start a bidding war with Barca for him. Have fun you two
Here are today's editor's picks! 1. Webb retires from refereeing to become PGMOL technical director Official: Liverpool FC sign Manquillo on loan from Atlético de Madrid Falcao to Manchester City FC? Ezequiel Lavezzi to Liverpool? Thomas Vermaelen to Fc Barcelona? Latest rumours in Transfer Talk Lampard to Manchester City: genius or pointless? Van Gaal drops Juan Cuadrado hint, Lampard joins Man City, Liverpool sign Manquillo - transfer updates in our LIVE blog
top stories and transfer rumours from the back pages on Tuesday morning. THE SUN Thomas Vermaelen is refusing to discuss a new contract with Arsenal, who are holding out for a £10m fee from apparent suitors Manchester United and Barcelona. Louis Van Gaal is ready to ditch £100m worth of players before the end of August with Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Wilfried Zaha, Marouane Fellaini, Anderson and Javier Hernandez among the possible departures. Eliaquim Mangala's move to Manchester City is still on despite another delay. Liverpool are set to reward Philippe Coutinho with a new contract. Sam Allardyce says West Ham striker Andy Carroll is close to breaking point because of his latest serious injury blow. Wes Hoolahan is set to perform a u-turn and sign a new two-year deal with Norwich City. Dani Osvaldo is about to end his stay with Southampton and join Inter Milan, although the Saints appear likely to lose some of the £14.5m they paid for him a year ago. Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray is being chased by ...
After watching Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones stutter and stumble their way through the International Champions Cup final, Louis Van Gaal may have been half tempted to get straight on the phone to Arsenal come the full-time whistle. Goal revealed on Monday that United are locked in a battle with Barcelona for Gunners defender Thomas Vermaelen and it is exactly that sort of ball- playing central defender that could make the world of difference in Van Gaal's fluid 3-5-2 system. Mats Hummels remains a dream signing for Van Gaal, though they will not want to let Vermaelen slip away and be left with nothing come September 1. While their battling qualities cannot be questioned, Smalling, Evans and Jones, when stationed together in a back three as they were against Liverpool, did not seem to work as a cohesive unit. Forgetting Jones's clumsy challenge on Raheem Sterling for the penalty, the biggest issue appeared to be a lack of confidence on the ball, with none of the three United defenders looking ...
Thomas Vermaelen situation likely to reach a conclusion this week, Barcelona pushing hard but Man U confident he will op…
According to Manchester United are confident Thomas Vermaelen will opt for Old Trafford over Camp Nou. […
The chances of Man Utd signing both Mats Hummels and Thomas Vermaelen are getting slimmer by the day. (Source: Express)
Manchester United and Barcelona will slug it out for the signature of Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen. (Star).
Arsenal may make a move to sign Alvaro Arbeloa from Real Madrid if Thomas Vermaelen leaves the Emirates Stadium. (AS)
Thomas Vermaelen will not join The Red Devils this summer after Arsenal refuse to sell the defender to the Manchester Club.
BARCELONA are considering a move for Arsenal centre-half Thomas Vermaelen. But the unsettled Belgian international would prefer a move to Manchester United because he feels he would have more chance of regular football at Old Trafford. Vermaelen, 28, is ready to quit the Emirates after spending the past 18 months as understudy to Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny
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