Vermaelen has being hit by injuries since his first days at Barcelona. Getty


  • Liverpool, West Ham, Inter Milan and Roma are reportedly monitoring the situation.
  • Serie A pair have already offered €8m to sign the former Arsenal defender.
  • Catalans are demanding €10m to part ways with the Belgium international.

Liverpool and West Ham United are both monitoring Thomas Vermaelen's situation, with the Belgium international expected to leave Barcelona following the signing of Samuel Umtiti, according to Mundo Deportivo. Other sources list Inter Milan and Roma as possible destinations for the former Arsenal star, in a deal worth around €10m (£8.4m, $11.1m).

Vermaelen moved to Barcelona in 2014 after the club paid Arsenal €19m to lure him from the Emirates Stadium. However, the 30-year-old defender has failed to impress during his first two campaigns at the Nou Camp due to a series of injuries.

Barcelona, who have also lost Marc Bartra to Borussia Dortmund, have decided to strengthen the position with the signing of Umtiti. The current La Liga champions announced last week that they have agreed a €25m deal with Lyon, with the move expected to be confirmed once the player ends his participation in Euro 2016.

Spanish media reports have suggested that the arrival of Umtiti will see Vermaelen forced to move elsewhere, as he is already behind Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and Jeremy Mathieu in the defensive pecking order.

Mundo Deportivo reports that Vermaelen's exit could be mere days away, as his participation at Euro 2016 is already over following Belgium's elimination at the hands of Wales. The Catalan publication claims Liverpool, West Ham, Inter, AC Milan, Napoli and Besiktas are all monitoring the situation.

In April, Sport reported that Liverpool manager was ready to lure the defender back to the Premier League, amid uncertain futures for both Martin Škrtel and Kolo Toure. However, it now claims that Roma and Inter Milan are the most likely destination.