Chelsea and Man City enter the race for Hazard

20 October 2011 03:02
Lille winger Eden Hazard is a wanted man, with a whole host of European clubs desperate to sign the Belgian. Hazard has impressed many with his performances in recent years and now it looks like time for him to make a move.

Manchester City deployed football development executive Patrick Vieria to have a look at him during their champions league clash with Inter last night.

Lille academy director Jean-Michel Vandamme, the man responsible for bringing Hazard to Lille had this to say on the interest in the player:

'Eden is certainly willing to stay at Lille at least until next summer,' he said.

'Here is his home, this is his garden. 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.'

Source: DSG