Lucas Biglia is holding out to seal a move to the Premier League, his British representative has confirmed.
The Argentine star is currently with Anderlecht, but he has confirmed his desire to depart the Belgian giants in order to enhance his international ambitions.
Biglia, who is being tipped to make Argentina's World Cup squad, has recently gained his Italian passport, which means he is now free to move anywhere within the EU.
The 23-year-old joined Anderlecht in 2006 from Independiente, and he has since proved himself as one of the best players in Belgium.
A host of clubs have been linked to the talented midfielder, who has already shunned interest from Turkish side Fenerbahce.
The likes of Deportivo La Coruna and Lazio are both thought to have expressed an interest in Biglia in recent weeks, which could spark a battle for his signature.
But Biglia is seemingly waiting to see what offers emerge from England, where there is substantial interest, with up to half-a-dozen clubs keen on him.
"We know there is interest in Lucas, and they know that he is keen on moving to England," his British agent Barry McIntosh confirmed to skysports.com.
"Lucas wants to play for Argentina, and he knows playing in England is a fantastic showcase for him to display his talents.
"He has already shunned offers to move elsewhere. He is good friends with Javier Mascherano, having played with him in all the youth teams and he has seen what a big success he has been in England.
"He would love to play with Javier again at senior level, and we think that is very achievable."