Gunners defender says stories are not true.Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has come out and said that rumours linking him with a £10m move to Manchester United are not true, according to Sky Sports.
The Gunners captain has been out of favour at the Emirates Stadium for over a year now, and has been widely expected to leave the club for a new challenge and regular first-team football.
The likes of Napoli and Inter Milan have shown an interest in signing the Belgian international, who is currently on World Cup duty with his country in Brazil, but recent reports suggested he had held positive talks with United over a summer switch to Old Trafford.
This move would have been met with some controversy, with another former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie making the same move to their rivals just two years ago, but Vermaelen has seemingly quashed the possibility of him signing for United by insisting that these stories are simply not true.
“I know there has been a lot of talk and a lot of rumours but the only thing I can say is that it’s not true,” he said.
“Everybody understands my situation at Arsenal and that I have one year left.
“I understand that people are going to talk but I am here in Brazil and I am enjoying my time and I’m focused on what I am doing.”
When asked about his future in north London, the 28-year-old gave little away, but hinted that manager Arsene Wenger may make a decision on whether or not to sell him before the start of next season.
“We talk a lot when I am at Arsenal but it’s not what I am going to discuss here, it is something you are going to have to ask him,” he added.
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