Chelsea, Liverpool and West Ham are just some of the clubs that are reportedly interested in Thomas Vermaelen.

Since joining Barcelona from Arsenal a couple of seasons ago, despite winning the Champions League without even featuring for the Catalan side, the Belgium international hasn’t had the best time. Not only was he out for his entire first season through injury but since he’s failed to show up when the La Liga team have needed him.

It’s sad to see, as I was always a fan of Vermaelen, even if he wasn’t quite good enough for Arsenal.

Now, rumour has it that Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham, Juventus, Besiktas are all after the centre-back, which, to me, just screams that Barcelona want to get rid of him and are putting out the message that he is very, very available.

Hopefully, the defender can find a club where he slots in well. West Ham, for example, might be good for him.