The Argentinean midfielder was linked with both Arsenal and Real Madrid this time last year, but at that time current side Anderlecht was reluctant to allow any kind of sale for the 27-year-old.
Anderlecht’s general manager Herman van Holsbeeck said yesterday that they were prepared to let Biglia leave for £8.5 million and “not a penny less”.
The Gunners could certainly benefit from this experienced player, and Wenger could be looking at a bargain-edition to strengthen the seemingly weak Arsenal side.
The two sides of Manchester look set to battle it out again, this time however over highly rated Shakhtar midfielder Fernandinho. The blues thought they had secured a deal with wealthy Ukranian club Shakhtar Donetsk, to acquire the services of the Brazillian with a fee set at around £16.5million. Recently though, Sir Alex Ferguson has stepped up the chase and is prepared to fight hard for Fernandinho to be at Old Trafford come January.
The main problem facing both City and United is that Shakhtar is famously an incredibly wealthy club, and with no reason to sell players, they will be reluctant to relinquish any members of the team that so impressively qualified for the final sixteen of the Champions League – at the expense of last year’s champions Chelsea.
In what seems an odd turn of events, QPR midfielder Taarabt has revealed that there has been interest from Barcelona in his services, and that “the president of Anzhi and people from Barcelona have asked about me”.
Currently a key part of Harry Redknapp’s side, the promising 23-year-old has said he is prepared to snub offers from arguably the biggest team in the world, in favour of helping QPR stay in the Premier league and avoid the drop at the end of the season.957634