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The Daily Mail published quotes from the Belgian defender’s representative, in which he said, “Yes Napoli have been on the player and have stepped forward, but other clubs have also shown their interest and not just Italian clubs.
“At the moment we are not thinking about it. There’s a World Cup to be played and we will postpone any discussions until afterwards.”
Vermaelen’s future has been in doubt for some time, and having slipped down the Gunners’ pecking-order he is likely to leave this summer. But for now the where and the when remains a mystery.
The Genoa player is reportedly on Arsene Wenger’s short-list to replace Bacary Sagna should he fail to sign a new contract at the Emirates. But claims of preliminary contact between the two Italian clubs suggest Wenger may miss out on Vrsaljko.