Parisians Want Eden Hazard

I think everyone gasped when they read the story in L’Equipe yesterday about Paris Saint-Germain preparing a mammoth €50m move for Lille starlet Eden Hazard this January.

Just about every elite entity in Europe from the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea want the 20-year-old. He has developed rapidly in the last 18-months and will soon become one of the world’s finest players.

However, fresh reports have suggested that Hazard may very well remain in France – but instead of adorning the red and blue of Lille – it will be for PSG. Owners, Qatar Sports Investments have given the green light for director of football Leonardo to try and work out a deal.

The champions rebuffed overtures from the Parisian club back in the summer and did not see the point in selling to a direct title rival. However, with all the money QSI are prepared to offer, it may just prove too much of a lucrative offer to turn down.

As reported by the Daily Mail, their Coach Rudi Garcia has laughed off the story – joking that PSG want to buy their training ground too:

“It seems they will buy Luchini (Lille’s training ground) too. And I think they are also considering digging the tunnel under the English Channel to Paris.” he joked.

Interestingly, Lille’s academy director Jean-Michel Vandamme has insisted that English club Chelsea have been the more interested suitors:

“Eden is certainly willing to stay at Lille at least until next summer. Chelsea has been following him the closest.”

“The Spaniards have not manifested themselves yet, but I think they are playing it smart and will call when they know they have to – I’m talking about Real, but also about Barcelona.

“The buyer will have to come up with a lot of money – let us say he is not currently to go for less than £40million.”

The prospect of Hazard and Javier Pastore in the same lineup is an eye watering prospect. Watch this space PSG fans…watch this space!

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  1. I refuse to believe that Lille would seriously consider selling Hazard to PSG in January. They will get the same amount of money in the summer and that will give them time to find new players. A January move would decapitate Lille’s season. I hope PSG get him but I doubt it will happen in January. What happens to Nene if he were to sign? If Hazard comes in then I think you need to offload Nene as he is bad enough now but if he finds himself on the bench…good luck with that.

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