Liverpool 'discuss deal' for £7 million French ace after scouting mission

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Liverpool have reportedly held talks over the potential signing of Charles N'Zogbia.

According to the Daily Express, the Reds are ready to table an offer of around £7 million after scouts were dispatched to watch the Wigan winger at close quarters.

It's not the first time Liverpool representatives have been to watch the 24-year-old Frenchman, with three Anfield scouts - including chief talent-spotter Eduardo Macia - allegedly deployed to monitor N'Zogbia during Wigan's Carling Cup victory against Swansea in October.

And, according to Click Lancashire, Roy Hodgson was at the DW Stadium earlier this month and was wowed by N'Zogbia's man-of-the-match performance in the 2-2 draw with Stoke.

N'Zogbia is understood to have been identified as a high-priority target by Liverpool in their pursuit of attacking reinforcements when the transfer window opens next month.

The Liverpool boss is thought to be keeping his eye on a number of potentially potent signings after admitting his side are too dependant on the goalscoring abilities of Anfield ace Fernando Torres.

New Liverpool owners NESV are expected to back their manager in the transfer market with upwards of £25 million as he looks to bring more attack-minded players to Anfield in the New Year.

Aston Villa speedster Ashley Young and Spurs wide-man David Bentley have both been linked with moves to Anfield in January as Liverpool continue their pursuit of an added cutting-edge.

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