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Tottenham and Manchester City will both make serious attempts to sign Lille’s Belgian sensation Eden Hazard.

Hazard is a long-term Arsenal target who has spoken of his desire to sign for Arsene Wenger’s men.

Harry Redknapp has told chairman Daniel Levy that Hazard is the one player who could turn Tottenham into title contenders, while City believe they can use football development officer Patrick Vieira to persuade the player to sign.

It is believed that Redknapp wants Levy to convince him of Tottenham’s ambitions of competing for the Premier League crown, if he is to turn down any offer to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager.

And he believes that would mean making significant investments in the cream of European talent, especially £35million-rated Hazard.

Hazard can operate as a wide man or second striker – and Spurs would want to play him on the right wing.

Hazard is a Lille team-mate of Joe Cole, and has made it clear he will quit France at the end of the season to seek a new challenge.

Arsenal had seemed in pole position to sign him, but Wenger is also targeting Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze and will not be able to afford both.

Wenger’s former captain Vieira made a recent trip to Lille to check out Hazard.

And City believe the presence of the former French international can give them an edge when it comes to landing him.

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