Saturday, 11th February, 2012

Anderlecht general manager Herman Van Holsbeeck has admitted he has heard about Liverpool’s interest in the club’s Congolese striker Dieumerci Mbokani, in comments which come hot on the heels of the player’s agent admitting his client is being watched closely.

Van Holsbeeck is already turning his eye to the summer transfer window, when he will face the difficult task of trying to keep hold of Anderlecht’s crown jewels, with the likes of Mbokani, Lucas Biglia and Matias Suarez all attracting envious looks – it is a job he appreciates will be difficult.

And it is Mbokani who should provide the Belgian giants with their most compelling challenge, with not just the Reds keeping tabs on his progress.

Asked about interest from Liverpool by Flemmish paper Het Laatste Nieuws, Van Holsbeeck claimed that there is not yet anything substantial to report, despite having heard the chatter.

"There is nothing concrete", said the Anderlecht transfer supremo.

"But it’s clear that all of Europe are looking for this kind of striker.

"He works hard and he’s a real flag-bearer for his type of striker."

The 26-year-old Mbokani only joined Anderlecht last summer, making a €3M switch from French side Monaco, who had suffered the pain of relegation from Ligue 1.

Mbokani has impressed with the Belgian giants, forging a close striking relationship with Milan Jovanovic and Matias Suarez.

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