Thomas Vermaelen could be on his way out of Barcelona this summer – amid reported interest from Liverpool and West Ham.
The Belgium international joined Barca from Arsenal two summers ago but a combination of injuries and the imperious partnership of Javier Mascherano and Gerard Pique has limited his chances at the Nou Camp.
And now, according to Sport, Vermaelen – whose wife is English – is considering his future in Spain and is keen on a return to the Premier League.
The former Gunners skipper is being tracked by Liverpool and West Ham but neither club have yet to contact Barca to enquire after his availability.
West Ham, who are on the lookout for a new defender appear to be favourites to land Vermaelen and it is understood that the centre-back would favour a move back to London.