There has been some reports which have revealed Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has fuelled talk over the possible departure of Thomas Vermaelen.
The Gunners defender has endured a difficult campaign, with Wenger preferring to stick with the centre-back partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.
There has been many links with Napoli and Newcastle in the last few months, and ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final with Hull, was far from certain over whether he will retain the services of Vermaelen.
As quoted on the Daily Star website, Wenger said: “I do not even know if Thomas Vermalean is fit to be in the squad at the moment.
“I cannot speak about the transfers today. Normally I would say no because he is under contract. But…”