Liverpool at the centre of complex wrangle for €42m midfielder

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Reported Liverpool target Thorgan Hazard has signalled his intention not to extend his contract with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Hazard, 26, the brother of Eden Hazard has, according to the Bundesliga club, told them he does not intend staying around, although he is under contract for one more season.

“We signalled to Thorgan some time ago that we would like to renew with him,” sporting director Max Eberl told Gladbach’s website. “But he has not responded to that, he has informed us that he does not want to renew his contract and that he wants to leave Borussia after five years, because he wants to take the next step for himself.”

Eberl confirmed that Hazard has no exit clause in his deal and expects the player to leave this summer if the price is right.

“Potential buyers must provide us with a transfer fee that lives up to its value as an outstanding offensive player in the Bundesliga and a regular in one of the best national teams in the world,” said Eberl.

“Should it actually happen that Thorgan leaves us this summer, then we will do what has made us strong in recent years: then we will use the money we get for him to other exciting players to undertake for our team.”

Liverpool and Tottenham were linked with Hazard in the winter transfer window with Calciomercato claiming the Reds were planning a £31million offer in January.

Het Nieuwsblad remain sure that Liverpool are in the running for the player and Monchengladbach are keen to sell to a club outside the Bundesliga with the Reds reportedly ready to offer more than the €42million that Borussia Dortmund have offered.

Kicker though report that Hazard has his heart set on a move to Dortmund and believes that his future will be better served in Dortmund as he will get more playing opportunities there and also because he feels at home in the German league.

Mönchengladbach though want to push Hazard towards the Premier League.