West Brom want Vermaelen?

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly keen on signing Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen.

The claim was made by Sky Sports, although the broadcaster failed to confirm whether an offer was on the table.

Vermaelen still enjoys a decent reputation in England due to his five-year spell with Arsenal between 2009 and 2014.

The 31-year-old made just 21 appearances in his first three seasons with Barca due to constant injuries and endured similar issues at Roma last term.

However, he has featured for the Catalans in preseason, even turning out in their 3-2 against Real Madrid.

Vermaelen, who still has two years left on his Barca contract, has also been linked with Crystal Palace, now coached by former Blaugrana defender Frank de Boer.

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