Arsenal and Barcelona agree Vermaelen deal

Arsenal and Barcelona have agreed a fee for Thomas Vermaelen. Information Nigeria</strong understands

The Belgium has seen his playing time limited last season due to the formidable Per Mertesacker and Laurient Koscienly axis, coupled with unfortunate injuries.

Arsene Wenger while speaking to the press ahead of the community shield clash against Manchester City revealed that the club would only sell the 26-year old to a team abroad.

Thomas Vermaelen Set for Barca Switch,
Thomas Vermaelen Set for Barca Switch,

Manchester United decision not to part ways with Chris Smailling further affected their chance to lure Vermaelen to Old Trafford.

Arsenal wanted cash plus Smalling for their defender, but it appears Louis van Gaal is not interested in such a move.

Vermaelen is expected to undergo a medical on Saturday.

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