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Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are eyeying a move for Hamburg star Hakan Calhanoglu.
The 20-year-old versatile midfielder enjoyed a superb season for league strugglers HSV, finding the back of the net 11 times in 32 games, and is valued by his club at £10million.
Brendan Rodgers has already made a personal trip to watch the Turkish starlet in action, and believes Calhanoglu would be an excellent addition to his growing squad.
Arsene Wenger is also keen on landing Hamburg's top talent, which is one of the reasons why he passed on former Barcelona and now Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas.
Jose Mourinho too has been keeping tabs on Calhanoglu's progress, but all three managers will have to move quickly after Bundesliga outfit Leverkusen announced that they have already won the race to the playmaker's signature.
CEO Michael Schade declared: "Calhanoglu should be our chief transfer. HSV have been given our written offer.
"We are clear with the player. He has verbally accepted our offer and only wants to come to us.