Anderlecht sign Alexander Buttner but set to miss out on Lucas Silva

Anderlecht have announced the signing of Alexander Buttner on loan from Dinamo Moscow but are set to miss out on Real Madrid's Lucas Silva.

Buttner, who joined the Russian club from Manchester United in 2014, moves to Anderlecht until the end of the season.

The Dutchman, 26, will wear the No. 28 shirt at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

Meanwhile, Anderlecht sporting director Herman Van Holsbeeck confirmed they have entered into discussions about taking Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva on loan until the summer, saying: "We are in talks."

However, the Brazilian has reportedly decided to remain on loan with Ligue 1 club Marseille.