Now that Vermaelen has gone for £15m, Arsenal only need an additional £10m to capture Germany's World Cup winning skipper Mats Hummels, suggest reports.
Apparently, Man U are ready to sign £17m Ajax defender Daley Blind instead, who also impressed me.
So it looks like we're going to take the expensive option if Dortmund can be persuaded to sell.
That's a big 'if', in my opinion, but signing Hummels will be a spectacular coup for Arsenal, if it happens.
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