EPL Transfer News Now: Thomas Vermaelen Going to Barcelona, Daniel Agger to Arsenal, Juan Cuadrado to Manchester United

Thomas Vermaelen is close to a Barcelona move, Daniel Agger could switch to the Emirates, and Juan Cuadrado could be headed to Manchester United.

According to BBC’s David Ornstein, the Gunners have accepted a fee of £15 million ($25.2 million) for their club captain and center back Thomas Vermaelen.

The 28-year-old Belgium international was also linked with Man United, but Arsenal ended negotiations after United refused to swoop Chris Smalling.

Vermaelen will sort out personal terms and a medical examination over the weekend, and could be unveiled next week.

In light of Vermaelen’s departure, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is now reportedly courting Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, according to the Daily Star.

Wenger is not the only one to try and lure Agger away from Merseyside. Barcelona supposedly made a move, as well as Agger’s old club, Denmark side Brondby.

Brondby chairman Jan Bech Andersen said earlier that, “We will work really, really hard to secure Daniel but as he has also said, when he was here with Liverpool, the timing has to be right.”

Meanwhile, new Man United boss Louis van Gaal’s search for a wing back could see him sign Fiorentina and Colombia star Juan Cuadrado, according to the Express.

Van Gaal discovered a penchant for the 3-5-2 formation after enjoying success with it with Holland at World Cup 2014, but lacks proper wing backs at Old Trafford.

United have supposedly tabled a £32 million ($53.8 million) for the 26-year-old, but Fiorentina are holding out for £36 million ($60.5 million).

With money to spend and the possibility of stars Javier Hernandez and Shinji Kagawa departing soon, Van Gaal might be ready to meet the Serie A side’s asking price.

 

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