Hazard tempted by Chelsea interest

Lille's Eden Hazard revealed that he has yet to make a decision on his future, in the wake of rumours that Champions League winners Chelsea are keen on him.

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Hazard has been linked to several European giants since the turn of the year, and the player himself has stoked the flames by declaring an interest to play for a few of them. Although he stated a few months ago that he would be heading to Manchester in the summer, the Belgian told Canal+ that Chelsea's entrance into the bidding war has given him another option to consider.

"I have not made my choice yet. I haven't signed anything," said Hazard, who also suggested Chelsea's triumph in Munich on Saturday had provided him with further food for thought.

When asked about a possible move to the Blues, he was quoted as saying by France Football: "Now, yes. They won the Champions League so they will be back in that competition next season.

"It's important for me to play in that competition. Chelsea are a great team with great players. Of course it's a possibility."

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Hazard also said he would like to make a decision about the next step of his career by the start of next month.

The midfielder scored a hat-trick in his last appearance for Lille against Nancy, and his manager Rudi Garcia revealed to OMC that the player recently had a change of heart about his transfer destination.

"He still doesn't know where he's going. In the last few weeks he's changed his mind, I believe," he stated.

Regardless of which club Hazard ends up joining, Garcia is confident the Belgian will achieve success.

"Things will be great for him. He's going to be a great player. The best player in the league is leaving it," Garcia shared.

"Eden is a unique player, a guy who's capable of rising to challenges."

Lille managing director Frederic Paquet, meanwhile, believes there are four clubs leading the chase for Hazard but said he did not know where the player would be moving.

"I'm not sure he himself knows exactly where he will go, so for the moment we don't know," Parquet told Sky Sports News.

When asked if Chelsea were in the hunt, Parquet added: "I think so. From what I know I think there are maybe four teams interested in him. At this moment we don't know."

Parquet also said the French club had not received a concrete offer from any of Hazard's suitors, adding: "Not yet, because we have a very strong relationship with the player and his advisors, so we will get together and for the moment we are just waiting for him to make a choice between these four teams."



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