Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen expected to join Inter Milan on loan
Thomas Vermaelen [left]
Italian giants Inter Milan look set to win the race to sign former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen on loan.
The out-of-favour Barcelona defender had been linked with Everton, West Ham and Anderlecht, but now looks set for a January move to Italy.
Vermaelen, 31, is yet to feature for the Spanish giants this season and has slipped well down the pecking order under new manager Ernesto Valverde.
This has led to speculation linking the Belgium international with a return to the Premier League, with both Everton and West Ham eyeing a potential deal.
However, according to Tuttomercatoweb, Inter are clear favourites to sign the defender on loan in January, boosting their defensive options ahead of a run at the Serie A title.