<strong>Vermaelen has Arsenal medical</strong><br />ARSENAL will wrap up the &pound;10m signing of Ajax captain Thomas Vermaelen today, according to the player.<br /><br />Centre-back Vermaelen, 23, is set to become the Gunners&rsquo; first signing of what is expected to be a busy summer at the Emirates Stadium.<br /><br />&ldquo;On Friday I will fly to London to undergo a medical. Then I hope to sign,&rdquo; said the Belgium international. &ldquo;I feel so proud. Arsenal is a fantastic club.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Lyon ready to sell Benzema</strong><br />MANCHESTER UNITED target Karim Benzema could be allowed to leave Lyon after the French club softened their hardline stance.<br /><br />Lyon have always insisted the France striker was not for sale, but president Jean-Michel Aulas has hinted at a U-turn.<br /><br />&ldquo;There is a tsunami called Real Madrid which provokes reactions at Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United. So it is very complicated to say that he is non-transferable.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>Keegan linked with Southampton</strong><br />FORMER Newcastle and England manager Kevin Keegan has been linked with the Southampton manager&rsquo;s job after being seen with chairman-elect Matt Le Tissier.<br /><br />Former Saints hero Le Tissier is part of the Pinnacle group who could complete a takeover of the cash-strapped League One club today.<br /><br />Ex-Southampton striker Keegan, who has been out of the game since quitting as Newcastle manager in September, was pictured with Le Tissier yesterday. The club declined to comment.<br /><br /><strong>Arbeloa wants Spain return</strong><br />LIVERPOOL defender Alvaro Arbeloa has welcomed reports of interest from Real Madrid, admitting he would like to return to Spain.<br /><br />Right-back Arbeloa, 26, has one year left on his contract at Anfield and has been linked with big-spending Real. <br /><br />&ldquo;I have something to prove in Spain as I did not show my best form in La Liga,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;One day, I&rsquo;m sure I will return.&rdquo;<br />