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Swansea’s Michel Vorm Dismisses Barcelona Speculation

Dutch keeper denies rumours linking him with a move to Catalan giants.

Swansea’s Michel Vorm has played down suggestions he could be set for a move to Barcelona this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The La Liga giants are known to be in the market for a goalkeeper this summer after their current number one Victor Valdes informed them that he will not be renewing his contract at the club.

Valdes’ current deal expires at the end of the season and should the club fail to persuade him to change his mind in the coming months, it seems likely that Barcelona will sell Valdes this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing in a year’s time.

That has seen Barcelona linked with a number of top goalkeepers with Vorm thought to have particularly impressed.

The Dutch stopper has played a key role in Michael Laudrup’s team this season and was integral to the side that went on to lift the Capital One Cup after beating Bradford 5-0 at Wembley.

Should Barcelona come in for Vorm, they are likely to face stiff competition for the player’s signature.

A number of Premier League sides are also thought to be keen to secure the player’s services including the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.

Vorm was recently spotted in Barcelona but denied he was there to secure a move.

‘No, I was not in Barcelona to sign a deal,’ said Vorm.

‘No-one of that club contacted my agent Wessel Weezenberg.

‘However, I expect something will happen there for the goalkeeping position. If Valdes will leave, Barcelona have to adapt.’

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