Barcelona have made a £10 million bid for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen
The Arsenal defender who has only one year left on his contract has refused to hold talks with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, which has attracted eye from other clubs such as Barcelona and Manchester United.
However, Barcelona have met the valuation mark that Wenger has been looking for, with a £10 million bid for the centre back. Manchester United previously handed over a bid for the defender, but had it rejected as they only offered £7 million.
Barcelona need more support in the defensive area as Carlos Puyol retired this summer.
Thomas Vermaelen doesn’t want to be second choice to other defender’s such as Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
Vermaelen only started 7 times in the Premier League last season in the Premier League.