Wenger says Belgian defender could leave club this month
Arsenal would prefer to sell abroad, with Barcelona interested
Manchester United have been given the green light to move for Thomas Vermaelen after Ars ne Wenger admitted the Arsenal captain could leave the club before the close of the transfer window. However, United face competition from Barcelona for the Belgian defenders signature with Arsenal preferring to sell abroad and not to a direct rival.
Although the 28-year-old has a minor hamstring injury he suffered with Belgium during the World Cup it is understood this is not an issue in any potential deal.