Liverpool prepare €10.5m move for French wing wizard target

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Liverpool are being linked with a January move for French international winger Charles N'Zogbia.

The Reds are reportedly set to be priced out of a move for England ace Ashley Young, and The Times now claims that Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson will turn his attention to the Wigan Athletic left-footer.

N'Zogbia was heavily linked with a move away from the DW Stadium in the summer, with Birmingham City poised to sign the player before the deal collapsed at the last minute.

The former Newcastle midfielder is still thought to be keen on a move away from the Latics, and Liverpool are thought to monitoring the situation closely as the winter transfer window looms.

Hodgson has been linked with a string of wide men in recent weeks as his search for fresh attacking options at Anfield continues, with David Bentley, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Santi Cazorla all on the Liverpool radar.

New Director of Football strategy for the Merseysiders, Damien Camolli, is thought to have helped Hodgson produce a shortlist of 'five or six' players at Liverpool. A number of Frenchmen are believed to be on the list.

24-year-old N'Zogbia is valued in the region of €10.5 million, a figure that is thought to be well in the price range of the Anfield outfit.

Recently capped at full international level with Les Bleus, N'Zogbia also has the benefit of not being cup tied for the Europa League, and would be able to represent Liverpool in that competition in the knock-out stages.

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