Anderlecht general manager Herman Van Holsbeeck has told potential suitors of defensive midfielder Lucas Biglia that he will be made available during the January transfer window.

The Daily Mail has reported that Liverpool and Arsenal have both been alerted to the news, having tracked the progress of the Argentinean midfielder for some time.

Lucas Biglia
Lucas Biglia spent much of last season suggesting he was wanted by club such as Arsenal and Real Madrid [Reuters]

Biglia was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League last season and even suggested that his agent had been in contact with officials from Arsenal.

"About Arsenal, I can tell you the same as before. Only Arsenal and Real Madrid have contacted us and now we are waiting. I have a contract with Anderlecht until 2015 but the club know what I want. My intention is to leave," Biglia said in May this year.

Arsenal have struggled to fill the void left by Alex Song as manager Arsene Wenger had put his hopes on Abou Diaby filling that deep-lying midfield role. However, the France international has continued to struggle with injuries and has been forced to miss the majority of the campaign.

The Mail believes that the Gunners will have some competition for the 26-year-old as it is suggested that Liverpool may also be interested in meeting the figure set by Van Holsbeeck.

"We have not formally received an offer for Lucas but we know that his agent is making moves in the transfer market," Van Holsbeeck told Italian reporters.

"Biglia has two and a half years left on his contract and we would only consider letting him go if we receive an offer of €10.25m. He won't leave in January for a penny less."

Liverpool do have plenty of options in midfield but have struggled so far this season and may see the Argentina international as good value.

Biglia has been playing in Belgium since 2006 but it was last year that he began to come to the attention of clubs around Europe after forcing his way into the Argentina squad with his powerhouse performances in midfield.