Liverpool set sights on 'dream' Lille striker

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Liverpool are being linked with a move for Lille striker Gervinho.

The Ivorian international impressed for the Elephants when given World Cup opportunities by Sven-Goran Eriksson, and new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is thought to be interested in the 23-year-old forward.

Gervinho made the traditional move of many African footballers, joining a Belgian club as a teenager in an effort to gain experience in European football.

Le Mans would sign Gervinho from K.S.K. Beveren in 2007, bringing the hitman to the Stade Léon-Bollée for an undisclosed fee.

Two solid seasons for the former Ligue 1 side left a string of clubs chasing the striker's signature, with Marseille, PSG and AS Monaco all reportedly considering a move. Arsene Wenger's Arsenal were also thought to be monitoring Gervinho.

However, Lille would land the player in an €8 million move, and the player has built on his reputation with 13 goals for OSC as they finished fourth in the French top division last season.

Gervinho has hinted that a move to the Premier League might be too good to resist though, saying: "It is my dream to play in the Premier League and I would like to fuflfill it with Liverpool."

The Sunday Mirror claims that new Reds boss Hodgson is keen to make a quick addition to his squad following the departure of Yossi Benayoun, and could offer in the region of £8 million for the player's services this summer.

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