Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed his interest in Lille star Eden Hazard and looks set to make a move for the player.
The Belgian winger is one of the most highly-rated players in France and seen as one of the most promising prospects in world football today.
The 20-year-old has already made over 100 appearances for his club and been part of the first-team for over three years, and appears ready for a new challenge after being voted the French Ligue 1 player and young player of the year.
Hazard has already stated his admiration in recent times for Arsenal and Wenger's ability to bring on young players, but also was attracted by a move to Liverpool.
It is unlikely that Hazard will make a move to the Gunners during the January transfer window, but could well arrive at the Emirates in the summer unless Liverpool or another club accelerate their interest in him.
Hazard even described the possibility of moving to North London as a "dream", something Wenger was keen to see come true.
"Let us try to make his dream come true," Wenger said.
"We are following him.
"Personally I think he has real talent and the level needed to play at Arsenal.
"But in the offensive department we have many players. At the end of the season we'll have a look at the situation."