Juventus are in contact with Arsenal for Thomas Vermaelen.

Vermaelen struggled for first team football at Arsenal last season and has been linked with a move away.

Juve are keen and have registered their interest with the Gunners.

Vermaelen's agent has developed close ties with Juve over the past two years thanks to their courting of Robin van Persie before he left Arsenal for Manchester United.

 For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball