Vermaelen part of Barca squad in Paris

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Barcelona have included Thomas Vermaelen in their 23-man squad that will travel to face Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.

Thomas Vermaelen has been named in Barcelona's 23-man squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The Belgian defender has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Catalan giants since his move last August due to a hamstring injury sustained at the World Cup.

After surgery and months of rehabilitation, Vermaelen trained with his team-mates for the first time since December last month.

The 29-year-old has yet to receive clearance from Barca's medical team, though, so he is unlikely to feature at Parc des Princes.

Full-back Dani Alves has not travelled to the French capital due to suspension, with the Brazilian remaining in Barcelona for treatment on a sprained ankle.