Argentine midfielder Lucas Biglia claims to have held talks with Arsenal about a possible move to north London this summer.
The 26-year-old has just captained Anderlecht to a second straight Belgian league title and is attracting interest from a host of top European sides.
Biglia, who has won six caps for his country, still has three years to run on his deal with Anderlecht but a bid in the region of £8m could persuade them to part with their prize asset.
"Real Madrid and Arsenal have both been in contact," Biglia is quoted as saying in The Sun.
"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."