Thomas Vermaelen: The Next Gunner? reports over the weekend claimed an £11 million deal had been thrashed out between the two clubs.

There has been no confirmation from either side, but Vermaelen has broken his silence to say he is ready for the step up to The Premier League.

”In the coming days there will be more talks,” Vermaelen told Algemeen Dagblad. “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.”

So is this yet another transfer media rumour? I suppose we'll see in the upcoming weeks.