RSC Anderlecht captain Lucas Biglia wants to leave the Belgian league in the summer and claims that both Arsenal and Real Madrid are interested in signing him.
The 26-year-old has another three years left on his current contract with the Pro League champions and is understood to be a long-term target of the Gunners.
Real Madrid are also thought to be keen on signing the midfielder as a replacement for Lassana Diarra, who is expected to leave the Santiago Bernabeu by the end of the season.
"It's true that Real Madrid and Arsenal are interested in me. I can say that Real Madrid have contacted my agent Enzo Montepaono to ask about my situation but so far there have only been contacts and no formal offers have arrived. About Arsenal, I can tell you the same as before. Only Arsenal and Real Madrid have contacted us and now we are waiting," ESPN quoted Biglia as saying.
"I have a contract with Anderlecht until 2015 but the club know what I want. My intention is to leave. We have negotiated my buy-out clause and, if a club comes and pays the clause, Anderlecht will allow me to leave. In January, there was an important offer from Fiorentina but the club rejected it because we were in the middle of the championship. I hope now things can be different," the Argentine added.
Biglia joined Anderlecht in 2006 from Independiente and has gone on to make 171 league appearances for the Brussels-based club.
Arsenal's Yossi Benayoun has revealed he wants to end his loan move from Chelsea by helping the Gunners finish third in the Premier League, giving them the automatic Champions League qualification.
"Since I came to Arsenal, I have always been committed to one club until the last game of the season. The only thing I want is for Arsenal to finish in third place - I don't care about anybody else. When I finish I will have to decide I finish here in a good way. You always remember the end and I am happy with my performances in the last few months," the Daily Mail quoted the Israel captain.
Benayoun also insisted that he will make a decision on his future after his loan spell at Arsenal has expired.
"When I finish I will have to decide about my future. I am supposed to go back to Chelsea first and then we will see what the future holds," the 32-year-old added.