Manchester United F.C. Want Thomas Vermaelen, Hints Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Manchester United are interested in Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen who has previously also been linked to a possible Barcelona move.

updated: August 07, 2014 21:09 IST
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It is reported that Arsenal want £15 million ($25.3 million, 18.9 million euros) for Thomas Vermaelen but manager Arsene Wenger has not confirmed the sum.

London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hinted on Thursday that Premier League rivals Manchester United are one of several clubs pursuing the signature of Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen.

Vermaelen, 28, is Arsenal's club captain, but he lost his place in the first XI last season and has been linked with clubs including United and Barcelona. (Also read: Walcott closing in on Arsenal return)

Wenger confirmed at a press conference that Arsenal had received bids for the left-footed centre-back and when asked which clubs had made them, he replied: "I can't tell you that, but you will know very soon."

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