ARSENAL are in talks with Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia — but face stiff competition from Real Madrid.
By ROSS GREGORY
The £8million-rated star has captained Anderlecht to a second straight Belgian league title and Real chief Jose Mourinho is a big admirer.
But Gunners boss Arsene Wenger hopes to land the 26-year-old, who has won six caps.
Biglia joined Anderlecht from Independiente in 2006, and is now eager to move to a top European club.
He said: “Real Madrid and Arsenal have both been in contact and I’ll wait to see what happens.
“I am still under contract with Anderlecht until 2015, but they know that I plan to leave.
“If a club offers the right price, Anderlecht will let me go.”
The former Liverpool target also interests Napoli and Fiorentina.