Ed Woodward and Manchester United are hoping that they can secure the signing of Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal, paying a transfer fee of up to £11million and offering the player up to £100,000-a-week, according to the Daily Mail.
Manchester United’s interest in Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen is one that has been rumoured for months, with the Mirror also reporting yesterday that Ed Woodward made an Official £6million bid for the 28-year-old last week, a bid which was rejected by Arsenal straight away.
Manchester United and Thomas Vermaelen have said to have already agreed on a wage package and contract deal at Old Trafford, just awaiting discussions between both United and Arsenal to be completed, with Arsenal very reluctant to let their defender go for anything less than £12million.
The Mail‘s report claim that sources close to the Belgian squad over in Brazil, where Belgium are still involved the World Cup, indicate that Thomas Vermaelen has been instructed not to talk about the move to United publicly.
Not only a move to Manchester United for Thomas Vemaelen, but he is in line for a significant pay rise with the new deal set to earn him a wage of around £100,000-a-week.
With 12-months left on his current contract at Arsenal, a £11million offer from Manchester United will look more than convincing, the club hope to secure the deal after the World Cup.