Arsenal are looking for a cash plus either Chris Smalling or Phil Jones deal in order for Vermaelen to join Manchester United, Mirror reports.

The Belgian defender is set for a move away from the Emirates but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is keen to bring in an adequate replacement.

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Man United have had a £10million bid for Vermaelen recently rejected as Wenger looks to bring one of either Phil Jones or Chris Smalling to replace the want-away centre-back.

Both Jones and Smalling were expected to stay at Old Trafford after the departures of veteran duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, but could be used to sweeten Vermaelen’s transfer to Manchester.

Manager Louis van Gaal is confident of securing the deal with the 28-year-old extremely desperate to join the Red Devils.

Wenger was also interested in Man United midfielder Tom Cleverley, but seems to have shifted his attentions to defensive cover for first-choice pairing Per Mertesacker and Laurent Kolscielny.

The Gunners are however set to complete the £3million signing of Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina as competition for number one Wojciech Szczesny.

 

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  • facebookuser
    3 months ago

    I don’t know why smalling is always overlooked. It make no sense including any of Smalling or Jones in that deal. If Arsenal doesn’t want direct negotiation then we look for other alternative.

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  • maz
    3 months ago

    Chicarito good xchange deal for vermaelen :-)

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    Brendan Mc Tigue
    3 months ago

    Get someone else he can’t even get into the arsenal first team as he is a liability

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  • Rob
    3 months ago

    This is a laughable article, it sounds like it is written by a Man Utd supporter who doesn’t like his teams defenders. And is trying to imagine they’d be part of an exchange deal, they are only as good for Arsenal substitutes. And I am being generous when I say they are only just good enough for first team non key player status at Arsenal, if that.

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  • Kennedy
    3 months ago

    Smalling out vermaelen in! Good bussiness.

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