Last Updated: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:14
Arsenal face a battle to land Eden Hazard from Lille after arch rivals Tottenham confirmed they will make a bid.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that Hazard is a player he would love to bring to the Emirates Stadium in the summer but there are question marks over whether he would have enough cash to fund the deal.
The playmaker has spoken out saying he would consider a move to Arsenal but he has also been quoted as saying that a move to Tottenham or Manchester United would also appeal.
A summer battle could be on the cards and Wenger will have to fight off his Spurs counterpart Harry Redknapp if he is to secure a deal.
"If you want to be a top-four team you have to do things like this," he told the Daily Mirror. "If you want to compete with Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and the two Manchester clubs, you have to buy top players."
Redknapp knows it would take a lot to sign a player of Hazard's quality but says the financial side of things would be left to their chairman Daniel Levy.
"He's a talented player. He's got great ability. He can do special things. A real good footballer," he added. "The chairman would deal with that. If anyone is talking to Lille it would be the chairman not me.
"He's a player that I've watched an awful lot and he's a real talent. But only the chairman would know where we are in terms of actually getting the player."
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