Liverpool face Italian fight for PSV wing wizard

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Liverpool face strong competition from Juventus in the race to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Balazs Dzsudzsak.

The Hungarian international was reportedly watched by Liverpool scouts last weekend, and scored a double against Utrecht to send the Reds team back to Merseyside with a glowing reference for Roy Hodgson.

However, Serie A giants Juventus have now been confirmed in the race to sign the player by agent Jozsef Vorosbaranyi.

"As it has been published in the press now I can admit that we've been in contact with Juventus for a couple of months," said Vorosbaranyi.

"I know he would like to go to Spain but it would be difficult to reject an offer from Juventus. Balazs also likes the atmosphere and the high attendances of the Bundesliga and he wouldn't say 'no' to a playful team from the Premier League."

Arsenal and Spurs are also thought to have taken an interest in the player, but it's Liverpool who have been most closely connected with the 23-year-old attacker.

Signed by PSV in 2007 from Debreceni VSC, Dzsudzsak is most naturally a winger but can also play in the striking positions.

Liverpool have been linked with a string of such players in recent weeks, with Hodgson looking to invest in 'five or six' players at Anfield after being promised funds by new owners NESV.

The player is flattered by the overall interest, stating: "I've been linked with many clubs recently so I don't want to say more about this news until there is more."

With the transfer window drawing ever closer and Dzsudzsak's form improving at the Phillips Stadium, Liverpool will have to move quickly in 2011 if they want the player on Merseyside as a potential foil for Fernando Torres.

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