Barcelona officials are in London right now to finalise the signing of the Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen according to MundoDeportivo.
The Spanish giants submitted a bid of around £10 million earlier this week which was what the London club had been asking for. Barcelona’s Chief Transfer Officers are currently at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are willing to sell Vermaelen to the Catlonians because they do not wish to sell the player to their rivals Manchester United. Van Gall has made Thomas Vermaelen his top target since the Red Devils are badly in need of a central defender following the departure of Rio Ferdinand and NemanjaVidic. Sources claim that United have put a counter offer of around £15 million.
Arsenal already sold former captain Van Persie to United and Wenger does not wish to sell another captain to them. Wenger apparently does not want the player to stay in the Premier League.