Arsene Wenger has admitted that Manchester United are one of the clubs who have bid for Thomas Vermaelen.
At his pre-Community Shield press conference, the boss was pressed on the future of the current club captain, and said that bids have been made and that United are one of the clubs interested.
“Vermaelen could leave us because he needs to play now,” he said. “We’re in a position where it’s difficult to stand in his way.”
Asked if the van Gaal’s team were interested, and he said, “I think they could be in the group. We have offers from abroad and ideally i would rather sell him to a club abroad.”
As the boss said, Arsenal’s preference is to sell him abroad, and with a delegation from Barcelona in town, that could work out best for all concerned.