Who is this Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United target?

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With the transfer window fast approaching, rumours are flying around - could Matias Suarez be set for a move to the Premier League?

Anderlecht forward Matias Suarez is reportedly attacking the interest of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United according to the Daily Star - but who exactly is he?

Able to play out wide, up front or behind the striker, Suarez has made his name in Belgium, having impressed since his 2008 move from Argentine side Belgrano, where he scored 13 goals in 55 games. Since arriving at Anderlecht, he's been a revelation, racking up 56 goals and 53 assists in just six seasons with the club.

With good ball control and impressive dribbling ability, Suarez is a threat from any position he plays in, and his eye for goal has already been seen this season.

He's already scored six and assisted six in only 10 league games so far this season, and that incredible form has Premier League sides watching with interest, with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all sending scouts to Belgium in order to watch the Argentine forward.

Arsenal, despite signing Mesut Ozil for £42.5m, are still in search of attacking reinforcements, with Nicklas Bendtner recently taking to the field. That's a situation Arsene Wenger doesn't want to find himself in too often, and is expected to purchase a striker in January, though a bigger name like Karim Benzema has been suggested.

Liverpool currently have one Suarez on the books, and he's pretty good – could they make it two? Luis Suarez's future is still the cause of much debate, and with Iago Aspas not really impressing since his summer move from Celta Vigo, Brendan Rodgers may look to add more firepower to his side with a top four place in his sights. Matias Suarez's versatility will be a key quality for Rodgers, who utilises a number of different formations.

Manchester United already have an abundance of strikers, with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck all vying for places up front, but with Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia rumoured to be heading for the Old Trafford exit door, could Suarez move to Manchester and be deployed as a winger?

A huge problem for any side looking to sign the 25 year old is that he has seen a proposed move to CSKA Moscow break down recently because of a failed medical. The issue was described a 'chronic knee problem', and whilst Suarez has gone on to play for Anderlecht this season, he featured just 11 times last year as a result of the injury concerns.

With any fee unlikely to be too high, Suarez appears to be a low risk/high reward sort of signing for a big side, who don't have to rely on him to have a huge impact in the Premier League immediately.

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