Publically, Arsenal say they’re not interested in selling Thomas Vermaelen, especially to Manchester United. But Arsene Wenger has a history of letting go of important squad members to local rivals, and there’s a good chance this one could go through.
United are said to be looking to help the Belgian international to kick start his career, with Vermaelen having fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal.
If he can rediscover his good form, he’d be a fantastic signing for United. The reported fee of £12 million would also be a bargain for a Premier League-ready centre-back with Champions League and international experience.