Thomas Vermaelen looks certain to leave Arsenal, with Manchester United or Barcelona the likely destinations.
The Belgium international was a perennial substitute in north London last season, despite being named club captain by Arsene Wenger.
As such, the defender is likely to depart from the Emirates, with the Old Trafford outfit and the Blaugrana at the head of the queue.
Both clubs are prepared to offer Arsenal’s €15m asking price, so it will be up to Vermaelen to decide on his future.
Reports from The Sun claim that the centre-back may well prefer to stay in England.