Date: 8th June 2009 at 8:56am
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There has been much speculation recently as the the possible purchase of Belgian defender, Thomas Vermaelen, from Ajax.

The initial reports were treated with the usual pinch of salt from football starved gooners, but it seems this particular rumour is gathering pace, so much so that now the player himself believes the deal is moving along enough for him to talk about how much he is relishing the move.

“In the coming days there will be more talks,” it was reported Vermaelen said, on the Setanta website.

“Moving to Arsenal is the right path for me. It is a great sporting challenge and I will also be financially better off. I think everything is going to be okay.”

The fee is reported as £11 Million, but as is the norm with Arsenal’s transfers, the only people who really know is The Gunners and the seller’s bank manager.