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Belgian International Thomas Vermaelen has been linked with a move away from Barcelona this summer, with Premier League clubs such as Liverpool and West Ham believed to be showing interest in the Barcelona player.

Thomas who is seen as a “big disappointments” in Barcelona since his move from North London has endured two injury plagued season in the club.

Spanish Papers are suggesting his next destination could the premier league, where he is currently attracting suitors such as Liverpool and Westham. Reports from Portugal also suggest that portugese giant benfica may be interested as well.

Varmaelen, 28, whose contract rolls till 2019, If sold this summer might have to go at a loss, despite his mouth watering €80m release clause. The former Arsenal Captain is undoubtedly a fine defender when 100% fit was only able to play once in his debut season in Spain.

One of his suitors, Liverpool are in need for a top class defender this summer, with question raise over the future of Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure and even Mamadou Sakho. Liverpool recently acquired the service of Joel Matip from Schalke.

West Ham, will need to fortify their defence as they look to make an impact in the Europa league next season..

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