Date: 27th July 2011 at 2:30pm
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Arsenal are keeping tabs on Anderlecht’s Lucas Biglia, and could make a surprise move for the Argentinean international by the end of the month, according to Metro.

The Gunners scouts have been closely monitoring the situation of the 25-year-old defensive midfielder, who has recently encouraged big clubs to make offers for his services this summer.

Biglia recently told Belgium publication Het Nieuwsblad:

‘I think I have ended my cycle at Anderlecht and I want to do something new.’

‘The board know what I want to do. I know that playing for the Argentina national side means I get plenty of exposure and opens lots of doors.’

‘Sometimes I feel I have to do more because I am playing in Belgium. I am aware that it would be easier if I was playing in a different league.’

It is understood that Arsene Wenger wants to bolster his midfield options ahead of the new season and the Argentinean, who possesses a good turn of pace, strength, excellent ball control and technique, is believed to be on the Frenchman’s summer shopping list.

The 5’10’’ midfielder is thought to be valued at around £7.5 million, but reports suggest that Wenger will make an opening offer of £6 million in the upcoming weeks.

Biglia, who has made over 150 appearances for Anderlecht, has also been targeted by Liverpool and Tottenham.

Here is a video of Biglia in action:

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