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€13 million 'dream' Arsenal striker target subject of Liverpool bid

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Liverpool are waiting on a response from Lille after a reported bid in the region of €13 million was tabled for Gervinho.

Tuttomercatoweb reported in late December that an offer had been made for the player's services, whilst IMScouting claimed that the French outfit were keen to receive a fee in the region of €15 million from Liverpool.

Since the story broke, neither club has confirmed or denied the reports, leaving Liverpool seemingly in limbo over a response from the Ligue 1 outfit with regards to the Ivory Coast international.

Gervinho began his career at Beveren before moving to Le Mans in 2007. After two successful years there, he made the switch to Lile, becoming a prolific goalscorer for Les Dogues.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has constantly been linked with the player, who once stated a move to the Emirates would be a 'dream'.

The Gunners reported made an enquiry for the player in 2008, but he turned down the advances of Arsenal and others in order to stay in France.

After again missing out in 2009, Arsenal were linked with a move this summer, but decided against it due to the arrival of Marouane Chamakh in north London.

With interest in the player still high, Liverpool reportedly looked to capitalise in the days before the opening of the transfer window.

Hodgson is thought to have money to spend at Anfield following the arrival of NESV as the new owners at the end of summer, and with pressure mounting on the former Fulham boss he seems eager to add an attacking foil for Fernando Torres before it's too late.

Despite his previous omission with regards to a desire to play for Arsenal, the signature would be a coup for Liverpool and would also lift much of the strain off their star Spanish striker.

The Reds have been linked with a string of strikers in recent weeks, but the reported offer for Gervinho seems to make him the favourite with regards to a move to Liverpool.

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