Liverpool are reportedly preparing a bid for Real Madrid and Arsenal target Eden Hazard.
The 19-year-old Lille playmaker has been on the radar for a number of Europe's elite teams, but the Daily Mirror reports that Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson will bid for the player in the January transfer window.
Real Madrid ambassador Zinadine Zidane is thought to have made contact with the player, with the Los Blancos legend attempting to warn off other clubs over their interest in the Belgian starlet.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has also taken a keen interest in the player, with the Gunners boss renowned for signing young talent and getting the best out of them at the Emirates.
However, the English daily paper claims that Hodgson will make the first official move for the player in the opening month of 2011, with the Liverpool boss looking to strengthen his attacking options at Anfield.
New Director of Football strategy Damien Comolli is thought to have highlighted the player as a fine potential addition to the club's ranks on Merseyside as Hodgson searches for a foil to Fernando Torres, and Liverpool will hope their offer is enough to prevent a bidding war if accepted early.
The Reds are thought to have a transfer war chest in the region of £35 million at their disposal following the arrival of NESV as new owners at Liverpool, and the club will need to offer a sizable amount if they are to beat Arsenal and Madrid outright.
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