The agent of Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar says there’s been no movement over new contract talks, opening the door for Arsenal to make their move.
Vlaar’s agent Arnold Oosterveer confirmed that Southampton showed interest last summer but that he opted to stay at Villa Park for one more season.
However, he has admitted that there are no new talks on the horizon, with the likes of Arsene Wenger circling for his signature.
As quoted on the Daily Star website, Oosterveer said: “We have not spoken to Aston Villa, the club have not requested talks with us.
“The ball is with Aston Villa. Ron is in a situation which is not unfavourable. We are in no hurry.
“I don’t want to respond [to rumours about Arsenal and Manchester United], but the natural break for Ron is now and it’s the time to take a nice step. He is ambitious.”