Punters in the Football Transfer Tavern seem to think that old foes Arsenal and Manchester United could well be in for a battle once again this summer if the Daily Star are to be believed.
The publication have claimed that the Gunners have rejected United’s opening bid for Gunners defender Thomas Vermaelen and will push for more money.
There had also been rumours that the Belgian international defender may make the switch in a cash plus player move with Nani and Tom Cleverley both mentioned in connection with a possible deal.
Now the Daily Star have claimed that Arsene Wenger will try and convince his skipper to stay at the club and accept a bit-part role – but may find this difficult to do given Louis van Gaal is prepared to return with an improved offer for the former Ajax player.
As one of our punters notes over a pint, van Gaal may well want to get rid of a fair few players and could well offer them to Arsenal in part exchange.
Arsenal fans. Who would you demand in exchange for selling Vermaelen to a title rival? Would you refuse point blank? Let us know your thoughts below.