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Barcelona appeal Pique ban, Suarez yellow

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona announced on Sunday they will appeal yellow cards shown to Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Leganes.

Unless his appeal is successful, Pique will miss next Sunday’s top of the table clash at Valencia.

“FC Barcelona informs that it has decided to appeal to the competition committee for the yellow cards shown to Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez during the course of Leganes-FC Barcelona,” Barca said in a statement.

Report: Arsenal lodge formal bids for two defenders

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Arsene Wenger is looking add a cover to his depleted defensive unit ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League season. The Gunners face a tough clash with Liverpool on August 14 and Wenger is missing several key players ahead of the new season opening day clash.

Arsenal will be without Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, with the later sidelined until next year.

Manchester United hope to finalize £47 million deal for Renato Sanches

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Europe's top clubs are already planning their transfer strategies to impose themselves both at home and around the continentnext season, so let's have a look at the top 5 transfer rumors of the week brought to you by calciomercato.com.

Thomas Vermaelen to Liverpool

According to Spanish paper Sport, Liverpool have made a formal offer to sign former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.

Manchester United hope to finalize £47 million deal for Renato Sanches

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Europe's top clubs are already planning their transfer strategies to impose themselves both at home and around the continentnext season, so let's have a look at the top 5 transfer rumors of the week brought to you by calciomercato.com.

Thomas Vermaelen to Liverpool

According to Spanish paper Sport, Liverpool have made a formal offer to sign former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.

Liverpool make formal offer for La Liga defender

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Liverpool have reportedly submitted a formal offer to sign Barcelona outcast Thomas Vermaelen, as Jurgen Klopp’s search for cover at centre-back continues.

Mamadou Sakho’s failed drug test and his decision to not appeal against UEFA’s charges could see him being out of action for at least six months.

Thomas Vermaelen nets winner as Primera Division champions Barcelona beat Malaga

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Thomas Vermaelen was the unlikely hero as Barcelona labored to a 1-0 win over Malaga to maintain their 100 per cent start to the Primera Division season.

The former Arsenal defender smashed in the only goal of the game with 17 minutes remaining at the Nou Camp, just when Barca looked set to draw a blank against Javi Gracia's dogged outfit for the third successive game.

Vermaelen: The worst season of my career

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Vermaelen: The worst season of my career - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona's historic treble-winning season that saw them play some of the most scintillating football the world has ever seen was an absolute nightmare for Thomas Vermaelen.

"I got a medal but I don't feel like I won a treble.

Xavi set to start on Saturday while Thomas Vermaelen will make his Barcelona debut

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Xavi Hernandez will start his final La Liga game at the Camp Nou, while Thomas Vermaelen will also make his debut for La Blaugrana.

However, it is still unknown whether or not the Belgian defender will start on Saturday against Deportivo de la Coruna.

Xavi set to start on Saturday while Thomas Vermaelen will make his Barcelona debut

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Xavi Hernandez will start his final La Liga game at the Camp Nou, while Thomas Vermaelen will also make his debut for La Blaugrana.

However, it is still unknown whether or not the Belgian defender will start on Saturday against Deportivo de la Coruna.

Thomas Vermaelen named in Barcelona squad for Bayern Munich clash

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Thomas Vermaelen has been named in Barcelona's 18-man squad which will face-off against Bayern Munich later today at the Camp Nou.

Ten days ago, the Belgian defender was given the "all-clear" by the medical staff to resume first team action but has yet to feature in any of the club's fixtures.

Thomas Vermaelen named in Barcelona squad for Bayern Munich clash

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Thomas Vermaelen has been named in Barcelona's 18-man squad which will face-off against Bayern Munich later today at the Camp Nou.

Ten days ago, the Belgian defender was given the "all-clear" by the medical staff to resume first team action but has yet to feature in any of the club's fixtures.

Thomas Vermaelen could be included in Barcelona squad on Tuesday

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Thomas Vermaelen could be included in Luis Enrique's match day squad when Barcelona take on Getafe tomorrow at the Camp Nou.

On Sunday, after weeks of conflicting reports, club doctors finally declared the Belgian defender fit to play and the belief is the centre-back will be included in the team on Tuesday.

Thomas Vermaelen could be included in Barcelona squad on Tuesday

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Thomas Vermaelen could be included in Luis Enrique's match day squad when Barcelona take on Getafe tomorrow at the Camp Nou.

On Sunday, after weeks of conflicting reports, club doctors finally declared the Belgian defender fit to play and the belief is the centre-back will be included in the team on Tuesday.

Thomas Vermaelen included in Barcelona squad against Paris Saint-Germain

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has included defender Thomas Vermaelen in his match day squad for today's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain.

The 29-year-old defender was signed from Arsenal for a reported £15 million last summer, but was almost immediately sidelined with a serious hamstring injury.

Thomas Vermaelen included in Barcelona squad against Paris Saint-Germain

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has included defender Thomas Vermaelen in his match day squad for today's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain.

The 29-year-old defender was signed from Arsenal for a reported £15 million last summer, but was almost immediately sidelined with a serious hamstring injury.

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen faces 5 months on sidelines

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Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen faces 5 months on sidelines - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona have confirmed that defender Thomas Vermaelen will need to undergo thigh surgery and will be out of action for between four and five months.

The Belgium international joined Barca from Arsenal for a £15 million fee in the summer but is yet to make his debut for the Catalan club.

Barcelona medical staff ‘begged’ club not to sign Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen

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Thomas Vermaelen Gets Himself Into A Bit Of A Pickle While Driving Into Barcelona’s Car Park (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

In which Barcelona new boy Thomas Vermaelen suffers a few teething problems while trying to navigate his big, chunkyAudi through the tight entrance at Barca's training ground.

Thankfully for the Belgian defender, there was a large crowd of people present to cackle at him while he attempted a ten-point turn to rectify the situation.

Why FC Barcelona Could Use a 3-4-3 Diamond Formation

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The Catalan revolution has indeed started after a trophyless season. Tata Martino has been replaced by Luis Enrique as the manager of the club. Stars such as Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez have been sold, whereas the club have bought a series of high profile players like quality midfielder Ivan Rakitic and world-class striker Luis Suarez.

Barca Sign Arsenal Defender Thomas Vermaelen

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In a move that really smells of desperation, Barcelona have paid a reported £15 million for Arsenal defender, and signed the 28-year-old to a five-year contract.

This was followed on Sunday by a statement on Barcelona's website.

"Thomas Vermaelen is now officially an FC Barcelona player.

Sunday Ticker: Vermaelen to Barcelona; Arsenal win Community Shield; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

In the latest move of their summer spending spree, 2013-14 La Liga runners-up Barcelona have brought in another piece to help solidifytheir defense.

Barcelona addeddefenderThomas Vermaelen from Arsenal Saturday, with the Belgian international joining the Catalan club on a five-year deal.

Stat Of The Day: Barcelona Have Now Paid For 34.6% Of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium Through Transfer Fees

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By Chris Wright

The house that Barca built...sort of, anyway

As fathomed by those diligent folks over at the Metro, today's stat of the day is that Barcelona, after shovelling Arsenal another £15million for Thomas Vermaelen yesterday, the La Liga giants have now paid (indirectly, of course) for a not inconsiderable 34.

PHOTO: Manchester United summer target in Barcelona shirt

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PHOTO: Manchester United summer target in Barcelona shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Thomas Vermaelen has left Arsenal and agreed terms to join Barcelona on Saturday.

The Belgium international completed his medical before joining the La Liga giants for an undisclosed fee.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United target confirms summer transfer

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DONE DEAL: Manchester United target confirms summer transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have suffered a blow in their ongoing pursuit of Thomas Vermaelen after the defender agreed terms to join Barcelona from Arsenal.

The Belgium international was linked with a move to Old Trafford and the Gunners manager Arsene Wenger confirmed the Red Devils' interest.

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Inter Milan winning four-way battle to sign former Arsenal 31-year-old

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According to TMW via talkSPORT, Inter Milan have beaten Everton, West Ham United and Anderlecht to the signature of Thomas Vermaelen.

The former Arsenal centre-back is expected to move to the San Siro on loan in January, having failed to nail down a starting place for Barcelona under new manager Ernesto Valverde.

[Photo] Arsenal Target Completes Medical, Deal To Be Announced Today

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Thomas Vermaelen is all set to be confirmed as the new signing for Serie A club AS Roma after the Belgium defender completed his medical yesterday.

Barcelona confirmed on Sunday on Twitter that the player had been given permission to undergo a medical with the Giallorossi.

Arsenal’s options for club captain in the 2016/17 season

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Midfielder Mikel Arteta has been Arsenal's club captain since Thomas Vermaelen departed north London for Barcelona in the summer of 2014. While it was understandable why manager Arsene Wenger chose to implement Arteta as his captain, the former Everton star wasn't exactly the overwhelming selection by many Gunner supporters (including yours truly).

Arsenal’s options for club captain in the 2016/17 season

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Midfielder Mikel Arteta has been Arsenal's club captain since Thomas Vermaelen departed north London for Barcelona in the summer of 2014. While it was understandable why manager Arsene Wenger chose to implement Arteta as his captain, the former Everton star wasn't exactly the overwhelming selection by many Gunner supporters (including yours truly).

Man Utd defender Chris Smalling is better than ex-Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen, says Phil Neville

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Grading Arsenal’s Summer Transfers

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Although Arsenal did not have a very busy transfer deadline day yesterday, the Gunners did manage to do most of their business early in the window. In the end, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger strengthened his team compared to last year's squad, spending over $130 million on five first team players and three young academy players (including highly-rated 16-year-old midfielder Ben Sheaf from West Ham).

United close in on third signing

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Manchester United are closing in on Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, as Louis Van Gaal looks to have finally moved closer to clinch one of the signings he so desperately wants.

The Argentine defender emerged as a surprise target for United last week, after the club missed out on Thomas Vermaelen, who left Arsenal to join Barcelona, and were told to forget about signing Mats Hummels, who will remain at Borussia Dortmund for another season at least.

5 Players Arsenal Should Consider to Replace Thomas Vermaelen

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Former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has finally left the Gunners after making 150 appearances and scoring 15 goals. However, the writing has been on the wall for a very long time when it comes to the Belgian leaving and no-one is really surprised.

Despite the loss that comes with it, Wenger has admitted that signing another center back before the end of the transfer window is a priority for the Gunners.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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The English Premier League season is still a week away, but the first real taste of the new European club season takes place this morning, with Arsenal taking on Manchester City in the Community Shield.

The Gunners will look to show off new signing Alexis Sanchez and begin life without Thomas Vermaelen, who has been sold to Barcelona, while Manchester City starts to figure out a first-choice lineup from its loaded roster.

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Vermaelen injury gives Belgium more cause for concern

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Genk (Belgium) (AFP) Belgium's defensive woes ahead of Euro 2016 continued on Friday as coach Marc Wilmots announced that centre-back Thomas Vermaelen will miss Sunday's friendly against Norway with a muscle strain.

Wilmots said that the Barcelona player was forced to leave training on Friday in Genk early and becomes the latest defender on the sidelines for a team seen as one of the favourites to win the European Championship.

Vermaelen injury gives Belgium more cause for concern

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Genk (Belgium) (AFP) Belgium's defensive woes ahead of Euro 2016 continued on Friday as coach Marc Wilmots announced that centre-back Thomas Vermaelen will miss Sunday's friendly against Norway with a muscle strain.

Wilmots said that the Barcelona player was forced to leave training on Friday in Genk early and becomes the latest defender on the sidelines for a team seen as one of the favourites to win the European Championship.

Wilmots laments lack of Kompany for Belgium squad

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Brussels (AFP) Belgium coach Marc Wilmots named a 24-man pre-Euro 2016 squad on Thursday, without injured captain Vincent Kompany.

The 47-year-old coach must reduce the list to 23 players by May 31 ahead of the June 10-July 10 finals in France.

And with Manchester City centre-back Kompany set to miss the tournament due to a groin problem, Wilmots named nine defenders in his squad due to a number of other injury concerns.

Wilmots laments lack of Kompany for Belgium squad

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Brussels (AFP) Belgium coach Marc Wilmots named a 24-man pre-Euro 2016 squad on Thursday, without injured captain Vincent Kompany.

The 47-year-old coach must reduce the list to 23 players by May 31 ahead of the June 10-July 10 finals in France.

And with Manchester City centre-back Kompany set to miss the tournament due to a groin problem, Wilmots named nine defenders in his squad due to a number of other injury concerns.

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Gonzalo Higuain, Pjanic, Candreva… 10 Serie A summer transfers to get excited about in 2016/17

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Community Shield and other stuff

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So, our final game of what feels like a rather truncated pre-season takes place today with the Community Shield against Man City at Wembley.

It'll be a sterner test than previous games, but like ourselves, City have the issue of players who just aren't ready yet. Manuel Pellegrini said there'd be no Sagna, no Zabaleta, Aguero, and others due to their World Cup endeavours, and we're in much the same boat.

Vermaelen on his way to Barcelona + Saturday round-up

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Morning all, a quick Saturday round-up for you.

The big news this morning is that Arsenal and Barcelona have agreed a fee for Thomas Vermaelen. Believed to be around £15m (including add-ons), it put paid to Man United's chances of signing the captain. It does look as if we were willing to let him go there, but only if they gave us a player in return.