Liverpool continue their pursuit of Barcelona's star defender

<> on August 10, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Liverpool and Besiktas haven’t given up hope on signing Thomas Vermaelen from Barcelona according to the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo (via Fotospor).

The report states that offers have been made for the Belgium international from several Premier League clubs including the Red’s.  Mundo Deportivo also reports that Besiktas are also in pursuit of the 30-year-old.

Besiktas have already held early talks with the Barcelona over the transfer of Vermaelen according to the Fanatik newspaper. The Black Eagles are looking to sign the former Arsenal man on a season long loan.

Mundo Deportivo states that Barcelona are looking to offload the defender following a string of injuries which have kept him out of the first team.

Vermaelen moved to Barcelona from Arsenal for £15m back in 2014, but has struggled to make an impact since joining. The former Arsenal man has struggled with injuries and has made just 11 La Liga appearances during his time at the Nou Camp.

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