Liverpool yet to make a move for former £16m Arsenal target

Liverpool's search for a winger has led them to Russia – but Dinamo Moscow say they've had no contact over Balazs Dzsudzsak, who once interested Arsenal.

The Hungarian was a big target for Arsenal in 2009 whilst he was with PSV Eindhoven, and despite admitting that the Gunners wanted to sign him, the move never materialised. In June 2011, Dzdudzsak moved Anzhi Makhachkala, becoming another piece in their project which ultimately failed. Just six months later, Dinamo Moscow purchased Dzsudzsak for €19m, which made him the most expensive Hungarian footballer in history.

And now, with his 27th birthday approaching next week, Dzsudzsak may now feel it is time to move to England and try and establish himself as one of the top wingers in the Premier League. Fulham are also reportedly interested in bringing him to Craven Cottage, but there is no doubt that Liverpool offer the most attractive proposition of the two.

Yet despite the rumoured interest in the winger, Dinamo Moscow have reiterated that they have not received any offers for Dzsudzsak, and that even if they did, it would be manager Dan Petrescu – formerly of Southampton and Chelsea – who would make the final decision over his future.

"This is the first time I hear the name of these teams in connected with Balazs.” said sporting director Guram Adzojev.“There are interested teams, but at such a big club as Dinamo it's not a surprise. It's very busy during the winter and the summer transfer window but I can say we haven't received any detailed offers for the winger."

"It's the coach - this time it's Dan Petrescu - who decides about the movements in the squad," he added. "If a player is approached by a club who makes an offer then the coach can decide to let him go or not. If he needs the player, then he stays, if not then the paperwork can begin."

When asked whether Dzsudzsak would be good enough to play at Anfield, Adzojev said; "Difficult question. I think he would be good. In our squad we have only players who are above the average and Balazs Dzsudzsak is one them. His left foot and his long runs are very valuable and it's nice to see his crosses."

Liverpool certainly need to add another winger in the January transfer window with Victor Moses turning in some underwhelming displays since his loan move from Chelsea. There has been no suggestion of how much Dinamo would want in order to part with Dzsudzsak, but the Russian side would surely be looking for a fee in the region of what they paid for him, which was around £16m.

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