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Liverpool boss Rodgers sees Derby's Hughes as Gerrard successor

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is chasing Derby County midfielder Will Hughes.

The People says Rodgers is hot on the trail of the young Ram who has been starring in the Championship and attracting big interest, headed by Manchester City and Arsenal.

Derby want at least £7 million for home-grown Hughes but could be open to a sale and loan back deal with one of the big clubs.

Rodgers's spies have been homing in on Hughes and could strike a deal with Nigel Clough's side shortly, but they are also happy to leave him at Pride Park to play.

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