Our resident Liverpool and Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern have been alerted to the news in Fichajes via the Daily Star – with the publication suggesting that the Premier League duo are keen on a move for Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen.
The media outlet suggests that the La Liga giants are keen to get Vermaelen’s £55,000-a-week wages off the club’s wage bill, subsequently alerting both Arsenal and Chelsea to his signature.
A handful of Arsenal fans over in the corner of the Tavern are also listening closely to this news, as the centre-back was once the captain at the Emirates Stadium, before he departed north London for Spain.
It is no secret that the defender has struggled to settle at the Spanish club since arriving, and he has found it very hard to break into the starting eleven on a consistent basis.
A few Liverpool fans by the pool table admit they would love to see the former Arsenal star at Anfield, and feel he would be the perfect partner to Joel Matip next season!
Liverpool/Chelsea fans….. What do you make of this news? Would you like to see this ex-Arsenal star at your club? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!