Arsenal are upping their efforts to sign Anderlecht midfielder and Liverpool target Lucas Biglia in the January transfer window reports talkSPORT.

The 25-year-old Argentine international has attracted plenty of interest from the Barclays Premier League after helping his club to their second league title since his 2006 transfer from Independiente.

The tough-tackling midfielder is under contract at Anderlecht until 2015, but that won't stop Gunners boss Arsene Wenger from making a prospective bid when the transfer window reopens, and hopes to bring him to the Emirates Stadium for a fee in the region of £6.5million.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish has also been credited with an interest in Biglia, as he embarked on a complete overhaul of the Liverpool squad, bringing no less than seven players to Anfield in the summer.


Anderlecht are believed to want at least £8million for their South American star who despite all the media speculation, insists he is happy in Belgium.

"I know that there are movements but they are just usual events to me," he told Argentinean news agency Telam.

Having strengthened his midfield department with the signing of Mikel Arteta, Yossi Benayoun and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wenger may re-enter the market for Biglia as he looks to get Arsenal's season back on track, but may face a fight with Liverpool for his signature.

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