Manchester United to battle Barcelona for Arsenal’s Vermaelen with £12 offer [Star]

Tomorrow’s Star claims that Manchester United are ready to battle it out with Barcelona for Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen.

Sky Sports yesterday reported that Barcelona had lodged a £10m bid for the Belgian defender, which the Star claim will be been seen and raised by United, with Van Gaal apparently ready with a £12m offer.

Quite an odd situation when you think about it: a defender deemed surplus to requirements at one club, wanted by two bigger clubs.

But beware of signing a player from Arsene Wenger, so the legend goes…

Thomas Vermelaen