Report: Liverpool want Chelsea wonderkid - can they realistically get him?

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Thorgan Hazard has no guarantees of first team football at Stamford Bridge, leading to reports there are suitors for his signature.

According to Belgium reports, published by Het Laatste Niuws on Friday morning, Chelsea youngster Thorgan Hazard has multi-club admiration as Liverpool and FC Schalke 04 are both interested in his signature.

Thorgan, the younger brother of Chelsea Player of the Year Eden Hazard, enjoyed a storming loan spell for Zulte Waregem in the Jupiler Pro League as he affected the scoreline an extraordinary 23 times (nine goals, 14 assists) from 29 appearances - an attacking efficiency of a goal scored or assist provided once every 103 minutes on average.

The attacker is highly-heralded in Belgium by Zulte fans as banners unveiled at the club's ground say: "Arrived as "little brother of Eden… leaving as OUR golden boy."

That golden boy, valued by transfermarkt.co.uk at £8.8m, is coveted by clubs from two major European leagues. Just last month, Thorgan explained that he would not have another loan spell in Belgium, that he would discuss his options with Chelsea at the end of the season but that he would prefer to play in "the Premier League or in the Bundesliga".

Considering Jose Mourinho embarked on a special trip this week just to check in on Thorgan, it is unlikely that he will sell the youngster, particularly when the 21-year-old is one of the club's most successful loanees.

If Liverpool really wanted the player, Mourinho may prove tough to negotiate with, driving up the player's valuation. If that were the case, would he really be worth it?

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