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PSG plot £45m Arsenal & Chelsea winger trump - reports

Hazard could now remain in France. (©GettyImages)
Hazard could now remain in France. (©GettyImages).

Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a huge New Year bid for Arsenal and Chelsea target Eden Hazard.

According to talkSPORT, reports in France suggest the mega-rich Qatari owned club are readying a January offer of £45million for the in-demand Lille winger.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Hazard, and tried to utilise his French connections to bring him to the Emirates Stadium in the summer.

However, Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in the 20-year-old Belgian starlet, and were recently identified as the club most likely to sign Hazard by Lille academy director Jean-Michel Vandamme.

Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas is keen to inject his Stamford Bridge squad with some bright young talent, and was believed to be plotting a January bid of his own to rival that of Arsenal.

However, PSG's emergence it what now looks to be a three-way race for Hazard's signature will only raise his valuation if the club's enter into a bidding war.

Lille president Michel Seydoux has already confirmed that Hazard could leave next summer for around £40m, but the Ligue 1 club want to sell him to a club outside of France - which is why Arsenal or Chelsea seemed his most likely destination.

But PSG hope that by paying over the odds, they can price the Barclays Premier League clubs out of a move, and Lille will go back on their previous intentions and sell Hazard in January.

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