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Daily Telegraph Aug 12, 2014
Arsenal consider Greek centre-back Kostas Manolas to fill void left by departure of Thomas Vermaelen

Arsenal consider Greek centre-back Kostas Manolas to fill void left by departure of Thomas Vermaelen

Olympiacos defender, 23, was named as one of the best 50 players at the World Cup, but will he want bench-warming role?
London24 Aug 12, 2014

Wenger closes in on a highly-rated replacement for Thomas Vermaelen

Arsenal are keen to sign Olympiacos defender Kostas Manolas as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen, according to reports.
Former United target Vermaelen injured already!

Former United target Vermaelen injured already!

The Belgian joined Barca after the Reds elected to pull out of the race for his signature but has already added to his chequered injury record.
London24 Aug 11, 2014

Wenger eyes Vermaelen replacement as Liverpool ace heavily linked

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are in the market for a centre back after the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona, with Liverpool’s Daniel Agger reportedly heading the list.
Daily Mail Aug 10, 2014

Mikel Arteta is new Arsenal captain after Thomas Vermaelen's departure to Barcelona

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mikel Arteta will take over the Arsenal club captaincy following the decision to sell Thomas Vermaelen.
London24 Aug 10, 2014

Thomas Vermaelen completes move to Barcelona

Defender Thomas Vermaelen has completed his move to Barcelona after signing a five-year deal on Sunday.
Vermaelen completes Barca switch

Vermaelen completes Barca switch

Vermaelen had been linked with Manchester United, but it is understood that Arsenal proposed a swap deal which the Reds were not prepared to do.
The Short Fuse Aug 9, 2014
Barcelona announce signing of Thomas Vermaelen

Barcelona announce signing of Thomas Vermaelen

Arsenal's captain, benched for the past year or so, has left in search of more playing time. Barcelona have officially announced their signing of Arsenal centerback and captain Thomas Vermaelen. In his time at Arsenal, Vermaelen made 150 appearances and scored 15 goals, playing in a back line that was at times good and at times extremely porous. He was made captain after the departure of Robin van Persie, but after some poor play he found himself on the bench - and the issue was exacerbated by the increasingly good partnership between Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker. By the end,...
The Independent Aug 9, 2014
Thomas Vermaelen transfer latest: Mikel Arteta set to be named Arsenal captain as Vermaelen prepares £15m move to Barcelona

Thomas Vermaelen transfer latest: Mikel Arteta set to be named Arsenal captain as Vermaelen prepares £15m move to Barcelona

Arsene Wenger will resist the urge to hand one of his young guns the responsibility of taking over the captain’s armband as he looks set to name Mikel Arteta as Arsenal’s new skipper.
The Guardian Aug 8, 2014
Thomas Vermaelen set to join Barcelona from Arsenal in £15m deal

Thomas Vermaelen set to join Barcelona from Arsenal in £15m deal

Belgium defender has agreed terms on a five-year contract Manchester Uniteds approach rejected by Arsène WengerThomas Vermaelen is on the verge of a move from Arsenal to Barcelona that could be worth up to £15m to leave the north London club and Manchester United, who had wanted to take him, chasing a new central defensive signing.Arsenal have been left with only Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny as established options in the position, plus the £16m summer signing, Calum Chambers, who can provide cover and Arsène Wenger, the manager, is on record as saying that Vermaelens sale would...
Van Gaal cools interest in Hummels

Van Gaal cools interest in Hummels

The Reds boss has ended interest in Thomas Vermaelen and would prefer a left-footer to the German international Hummels.
The Guardian Aug 8, 2014
Thomas Vermaelen set for Barcelona after Manchester United pull out

Thomas Vermaelen set for Barcelona after Manchester United pull out

Arsenal captain could complete £15m move over weekend Louis van Gaal refused to include player as part of dealArsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is close to a £15m move to Barcelona after a proposed switch to Manchester United broke down.The Belgium defender could complete a move to the Nou Camp over the weekend.
London24 Aug 8, 2014

Manchester United target Thomas Vermaelen on the brink of £15million transfer to Barcelona

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is close to a £15million move to Barcelona.
The Busby Babe Aug 8, 2014
United pull out of race for Arsenal defender — reports

United pull out of race for Arsenal defender — reports

According to the rumour mill, United have ended their interest in Thomas Vermaelen after refusing to meet Arsenal's demands. Right then, folks. Working on the assumption that they're not just copying one another, two separate and distinct media organs are reporting that Manchester United have ended their interest in Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen. First, the ubiquitous and mysterious Sky Sources ... Sky Sources: Man Utd end interest in Arsenal Thomas Vermaelen after refusing to consider swap deal #SSN — Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 8, 2014 ... and secondly (and more...

United gossip: Barca snap up Vermaelen, Benatia bid, Vidal close, Cuadrado deadline

Reds are locked in a battle with Barcelona for two players this summer, but could face losing out on both - find out more in our transfer round-up.

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