Lucas Biglia
Biglia (M) is wanted by the Gunners next month. REUTERS

If the latest reports are to be believed, North London-based Premiership side Arsenal and Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid are monitoring Belgian Pro League side Anderlecht’s Argentinean defensive midfielder Lucas Biglia and are preparing a summer bid to land the player.

It is believed that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and Real manager Jose Mourinho had sent scouts to monitor the player previously and both managers got reports which impressed them enough to prepare a bid for the player.

Biglia, 26, who has impressed in the league thus far, has himself admitted that he would like to play in a bigger club that would increase his chances of featuring in the Argentina international team. This probably has to be the only reason if the player decides to move out of the Belgian club as there are no problems regarding a place in next season’s Champions League as Anderlecht are six points clear on top of second place Club Brugge.

It is believed that both managers are keen to bring a talented defensive midfielder to their side before the next season is underway and Biglia seems to be the probable target at the moment. The player was also a target for Premiership side Liverpool but they might bow out of the competition to land him as the club won’t be able to provide him Champions League football this season.

Now it is to be seen if Anderlecht will agree to any kind of approaches made by the clubs at the end of the season as the player has been in an impressive form and has highly contributed to the side’s dominance over others in the league. However, they can be outdone in their attempt to hold on to the player if Biglia insists on moving to a bigger arena. And if Biglia’s demands are met, Real could be in the pole position to sign him over Arsenal.

Apart from Arsenal, Real Madrid and Liverpool, cash rich French Ligue 1 side PSG and Italian Serie A club Juventus are also interested in luring the player away, according to a TalkSport report.

Lucas Rodrigo Biglia, who arrived at Anderlecht from the Argentine Primera Division side Club Atletico Independiente in 2006, has made more than 170 appearances for the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium-based side.