Liverpool join €5.5m race for Argentine international midfielder

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Liverpool have joined the race for Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia, according to reports.

The Sun on Sunday claims Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keeping a close eye on the seven-cap Argentine international, who has fallen out of favour in dramatic fashion in Belgium.

Indeed, the 27-year-old was recently suspended for going AWOL, and now managing director Herman van Holsbeeck has revealed that the club are willing to offload the player for a cut-price fee.

Biglia had been valued in the region of £8million, but a fee close to half that will be enough to bring the player to Anfield from the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

“If we get €5.5million for Biglia during the next transfer window, we will be happy,” Van Holsbeeck said, according to the paper.

If the Argentine moved to Merseyside, he’d fight for first team opportunities alongside Lucas Leiva, Joe Allen and Reds skipper Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool aren’t the only team interested in signing the player though, with Southampton, Napoli, Real Madrid and Fiorentina also keeping tabs on the former Independiente star, according to the report.

And, in the January transfer window, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was also linked with a move for Biglia.

The player was touted as an ideal replacement for Alex Song in the Gunners’ midfield, but a switch to the Emirates Stadium failed to materialise, with Nacho Monreal the only addition in north London.

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