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Manchester United poised to succeed with £15m raid

Thomas VermaelenManchester United fans are looking towards our landlord here in the Football Transfer Tavern and are asking him what he has just read in Metro.

The publication seem to think that despite being told otherwise, the Red Devils are set to sign Thomas Vermaelen after all.

The Arsenal defender had been told he would not be allowed to leave for a Premier League rival.

However, after Louis van Gaal and Manchester United upped their offer to £15 million, it seems Arsene Wenger is ready to back down and see yet another one of his players sold to a rival side.

As one of our punters points out, at least this time it is not one of their vital players given Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker have formed a trusty partnership!

van Gaal is keen to add to his back line and another central defender is key, especially should the Dutchman persist in playing with a back three.

We think that the move could actually suit both Arsenal, where their skipper is no longer needed, and also United.

Manchester United fans. Is Thomas Vermaelen the centre back solution you crave this summer or do you still like to think you’ll nab Mats Hummels? Let us know your thoughts below.

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