Etihad Stadium side plot Emirates Stadium raid.
Man City are readying an approach for under-used Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen according to Football Direct News.
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The Etihad Stadium side are keen to bring in an able central defensive partner for captain Vincent Kompany and see the fellow Belgian as the ideal man for the job.
Matija Nastasic is yet to adapt to life in the Premier League and Martin Demichelis has appeared error prone this term whilst England man Joleon Lescott is set to leave in the summer leading Chilean boss Manuel Pellegrini to target Vermaelen.
Man City have successfully lured Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Adebayor from the Emirates Stadium in the past and will look to repeat the trick with the 28 year old defender.
The former Ajax man has been a back-up for the first choice partnership of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny for the best part of 18 months and has made just seven Premier League starts this term and even then only used when injuries and suspensions have forced Arsene Wenger into making the change.
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