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Biglia still possible for Arsenal - But not until the summer

Arsenal target and Anderlecht midfielder Lucas Biglia will not be moving to Inter Milan as previously thought, his club chairman has declared.

Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia has been angling for a move away from Anderlecht, although it appears he will stay with the club until the summer.

Last week the £8 million rated 26-year-old had looked close to joining Inter Milan, after he himself commented a switch could be on the horizon.

He told Italian website TMW: "Inter have asked about me and there's a deal. I want to leave Belgium, Inter is a dream, I am in contact with Zanetti. I hope that the deal can be done. Waiting for news."

That dream will have to wait a little longer though, with Anderlecht club chairman Roger vanden Stock stating: "We will also work on the transfer of Biglia. We are pleased that no-one has met his asking price. We want to win the title and Biglia can be of use to us.

"But I don't want to hold a player against his will. We are coming towards the end of a cycle and in the summer Mbokani and Biglia could leave."

So reading between the lines, Biglia had likely agreed personal terms with Inter - But the Italian club have not met Anderlecht's asking price.

Now Inter are negotiating to sell Phillipe Coutinho to Liverpool, which would bring in around £8-10 million in cash. That could see them go back in for the Argentine, but time is running out, and Inter are also believed to have other targets on their radar, so it depends how highly they prioritise Biglia.

But Arsenal fans shouldn't cross the defensive midfielder off their list just yet. Perhaps not this month, but if he remains available in the summer then it remains a possibility.

Is Biglia a viable option for Arsenal? Can they do better?

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