Catalan daily Sport say that Thomas Vermaelen has an offer to return to Arsenal this summer, but the chances of the Belgian returning are incredibly slim.
Last month they ran a story that linked the former Arsenal captain with a move West Ham, as Barcelona are happy to let him go after an underwhelming period at the Camp Nou since his £15m move from Arsenal in 2014.
He’s been injured a lot and was never able to force his way into regular first team contention. The British press then picked up the story and added Arsenal to the list of potential suitors. We were never mentioned in the original piece.
Now Sport appear to have used those links to suggest Vermaelen can choose between us and the Hammers if he decides he wants to leave La Liga.
Arsenal are in the market for an experienced central defender, and Vermaelen is certainly that, but his injury record and the fact that Arsene Wenger lost faith in him well before he was sold means that this story earns a full 10 on the Poo-o-Meter.