Arsenal attempt to open Vermaelen contract talks

Arsenal have begun talks with Thomas Vermaelen over a new contract.

Arsenal have begun talks with Thomas Vermaelen over a new contract.

The defender’s contract runs out in 2013, meaning the club would be forced to sell him by next summer if they wanted any financial return.

The Mail on Sunday says talks with Vermaelen are at an early stage, according to a source close to negotiations.

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