Eden Hazard is set to seal a move to Champions League winners Chelsea after announcing he's reached a decision on his future, according to Goal.com.
The 21-year-old, two-time Ligue 1 Player of the Year, has hinted at a move to the Premier League for months, but reports suggest the Belgian has finally reached a decision and has opted for Stamford Bridge.
Earlier today, Hazard tweeted that he had made up his mind. The Belgian told his followers on Twitter: "Good afternoon guys. I made up my mind. see you later. Thanks."
And now Goal.com has quoted a source which reveals the Lille star will be playing his football in west London next season. "It's a done deal," said the source. "Hazard has made his choice and he will play for Chelsea next season."
Manchester City and Manchester United were also strongly linked with Hazard, but both clubs look to have missed out on this summer's most in-demand player.
City will be especially disappointed as the Premier League champions have the money and now the silverware to entice the world's best players, and Hazard watched Roberto Mancini's side beat United this season on the way to their first top-flight title since 1968.
But, Sir Alex Ferguson was also hopeful of signing Hazard, who is keen to play in the number 10 role, and the transfer saga had seemed to come down to a battle between the Manchester clubs.
However, Chelsea's Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich is believed to have led Hazard to reconsider his options, with the Blues now qualified for Europe's elite club competition next year.
Speaking after Lille's final Ligue 1 game, Hazard said: "Chelsea could interest me now. They've won the Champions League and will therefore be in it next season. Chelsea are a big club with some great players - of course it's a possibility."
Speculation regarding Hazard's future has dragged on for months, as the talented youngster dropped a number of hints - often conflicting - as to his eventual decision. But it now appears City's prime summer transfer target has spurned Mancini's advances and opted instead for Chelsea.
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