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Arsenal Transfer News: Barca Target Gunners Ace

Spanish giants Barcelona have stepped up their attempts to sign Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen with new boss Tito Vilanova giving his backing to the move.

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Barcelona are linked with Thomas Vermaelen.

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Vermaelen - Barca target

Barcelona have stepped up their attempts to sign Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that new Barca boss Tivo Vilanova has identified the Belgian stopper after missing out on AC Milan’s Thiago Silva, who has signed a new contract with the Italians.

Vilanova has now told sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta to push through with their attempts to land Vermaelen as he looks to strengthen his back line ahead of next season.

The Mail believe that the Spanish giants have also short-listed Athletic Bilbao’s Javi Martinez and Bayern Munich’s Holger Badstuber as potential alternatives.

FT Verdict

The Mail ran a very similar story to this a couple of weeks ago and very little seems to have changed, other than the fact Vilanova his given his backing to a move for Vermaelen.

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Barcelona can want Vermaelen all they want, but he recently signed a new long-term contract and said he wants to end his career with the club. He’s going nowhere this summer. End of story.

Do you think Vermaelen will still be at Arsenal next season? Get involved in the comments section.



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    July 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    No way; this not gonna happen. Muppet Barcelona should bid 4 me instead, thinking they are the only Club in the world.

  3. tunde faleru

    July 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    it can never be happened,i think this club calling barca should find their lost player to another club,not our VARMINATOR.

  4. tunde faleru

    July 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    OR,they can 4 gallas,squlaci,dunn,jonh terry,yobo.please stay away from arsenal

  5. Essien

    July 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Wit every bid they make, they make me hate them more! They havent seen anytin yet! Madrid are taking back their place in spain! I HATE BARCA until cesc comes back! (but i cant deny i like messi as a person. Very lovable coolheaded boy, great humility. But I LIKE CR7 BETTER! Stupid barca

  6. Stephen

    July 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Barca are making preparation for up coming season and they will surely be the best ever.

  7. Giovanni

    July 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Real Madrid #1

  8. Ahmad turaki

    July 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Leonel messi is a player still on 2012 who say no

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