Eden Hazard has admitted he will consider his future at the end of the season, not in January, prompting speculation he is holding out for a move to Manchester United.
Earlier this week he ruled out a move in January, saying he was happy at Ligue 1 leaders Lille, but he has left it open for a move in the summer.
Liverpool have been heavily linked with the player as Roy Hodgson gets ready to overhaul his playing squad and had been hoping to sign the Belgian in the coming transfer window.
However, hazard has seemingly played into their Old Trafford rivals by throwing his long term future into doubt.
Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out Manchester United signing any players in January but they will be on the lookout once the season is over – especially if they do not regain their Premier League crown.
Hazard said: “I have spoken with Lille and the matter is clear. I will not abandon the team in January.
"I am flattered by all the rumours linking me with so many big clubs but I will determine my future at the end of the season.”
However, new Liverpool owner John W Henry has also suggested a January spending spree is unlikely, so the Anfield club could still move for Hazard in january.
The American said: “We have work to do and must invest in this club to improve it on the field. Can that be successfully done in January? A number of people I've talked with doubt it.
“Most people seem to think it will be the summer before we can really begin to improve.”
So it will be an interesting tussle between the two rivals, Liverpool and Manchester United, when the summer transfer window opens.
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