Liverpool look as if they could be set to bolster their attacking ranks this summer, with reports suggesting that the club are eyeing a move for Balazs Dzsudzsak.
According to reports from Ukraine cited by The Daily Express, the surprise Premier League title chasers are eyeing a summer swoop for the Dinamo Moscow playmaker, but could well face competition for his services from local rivals Everton - who are also believed to be monitoring the situation.
27-year-old Dzsudzsák - an experienced international midfielder with 58 senior caps for Hungary - has been at Arena Khimki since making the switch from fellow Russian Premier League outfit Anzhi Makhachkala back in January 2012.
After enduring somewhat of a difficult time with Anzhi - where he made just eight domestic appearances - the former PSV Eindhoven star has become a permanent fixture under the management of former Chelsea full-back Dan Petrescu.
However, the aforementioned source further suggests that Dzsudzsak has his heart set on playing in the Champions League and could well be willing to leave if Dinamo are not able to qualify. After 22 games of the season, they are currently fifth and seven points adrift of leaders Lokomotiv Moscow.
If it is Champions League football that Dzsudzsak so craves, then it is surely almost certain that Liverpool will be able to offer it to him.
With not long of the 2013/14 Premier League season left to run, Brendan Rodgers' side remain in the thick of the title race and would have to embark on a quite woeful run of form to miss out on a top-four spot.
And with the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez still proving their respective abilities with a number of stunning goalscoring appearances, that does not look like happening anytime soon.
Everton, meanwhile, are also enjoying a positive season, with former Wigan favourite Roberto Martinez - one of Rodgers' predecessors at Swansea - having impressed fans by insisting that his team persevere with an aesthetically-pleasing brand of football at Goodison Park.
The Toffees, who cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over Newcastle at St. James' Park on Tuesday night thanks to goals from Ross Barkley, loanee Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman, still have a chance of qualifying for European club football's most prestigious tournament but it seems unlikely at this stage.
If Liverpool and Everton were indeed to battle one another in order to try and sign Dzsudzsak, you would have to give the initial edge to the Reds.
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