Arsenal linked to another surprise defender as top targets seem unreachable

Arsenal are in the transfer market for a central defender following a long-term injury to Per Mertesacker and have been linked with a number of replacements. The Gunners reportedly had been offered the chance to seal a £37 million transfer of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, ahead of Chelsea and Everton. However, the Serie A giants have not been keen to selling the Senegalese international and the same proved to be true for AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas. Meanwhile, Arsenal have had their first bid of £15 million for centre-back Shkodran Mustafi rejected by Valencia,…

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Arsenal linked with shock return of former captain

Arsenal are rumoured to be keen on the signing of former captain Thomas Vermaelen, who’s currently under contract with La Liga giants FC Barcelona. The Belgium international reportedly wants to return to the Gunners after spending the last two seasons on the bench at the Blaugrana. Vermaelen has been struggling with injuries during his time in Spain and is keen to return to Arsenal, after showing he’s ready to play on a high level once again with a solid performance at Euro 2016. Vermaelen has also snubbed a move to West Ham,…

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Liverpool have made an offer for Barcelona star

Liverpool have made a bid of £7.5 million for Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen. Spanish daily Sport claims that the Catalan club have already received a formal offer from the Reds for the Belgian international. The 30-year-old has already been told by the Primera Division giants that he is no longer needed at the club and is free to leave in the summer. The former Arsenal captain moved to Nou Camp in a £15 million move in 2014. However, due to his consistent injury problems, he couldn’t secure his place in the Barcelona…

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Thomas Vermaelen to return to Premier League and join…Chelsea?

Chelsea have their sights set on former Arsenal captain and current Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen as a potential replacement for John Terry, after it was revealed that the Blues are not planning to offer Terry a new deal. The 35-year-old revealed after Sunday’s FA Cup game against MK Dons that Chelsea has decided not to renew his contract, and he was informed of the decision before the last week’s win over Arsenal, with the uncertainty surrounding the club’s managerial situation. With Terry looking set for an exit, Spanish sports news outlet ?Fichajes reported that Thomas…

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