Arsenal accept £15m Vermaelen bid from Barca: reports
Arsenal have accepted a £15 million ($31.6m) bid from Barcelona for Manchester United target Thomas Vermaelen.
Various media outlets in the UK have reported the agreement for the 28-year-old Gunners captain, who has slipped down Arsene Wenger's pecking order for centre-backs in recent seasons.
Despite suggestions that the Belgian favoured a stay in England with a move to United, the Red Devils - whose interest in the players was confirmed by Wenger - have pulled the plug on negotiations after the north Londoners demanded a player in exchange.
According to the BBC, Vermaelen must now agree personal terms with Barcelona and pass a medical to complete a move to the Nou Camp.
The deal is expected to be concluded over the weekend.
Vermaelen joined Arsenal for £10m in 2009 from Dutch giants Ajax, making 150 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions.