Paris Saint-Germain are set to continue their quest for European dominance with further spending this summer and one man they are aiming for is Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard.
According to the Express, the Ligue 1 champions' Qatari owners are ready to bankroll another wave of big spending and the Stamford Bridge favourite is close to the top of that list. The report claims PSG will approach Chelsea come the end of the season with a £50million bid to try and prise the Belgium international away.
It is the latest in a series of reports that have indicated Hazard could depart the Blues to link up with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani. PSG and Chelsea met in the Champions League quarter-finals last week, with the home side triumphing 3-1 at Parc des Princes, and Hazard gave television interviews after the game wearing a PSG shirt he had swapped at the final whistle.
The report claims Chelsea were not best please with him for that, so they would have been even less impressed with him for comments that suggested he would move to the French capital is his wife wanted him to. Jose Mourinho would not have welcomed such distractions in the week leading up to the second leg of that quarter-final.
Chelsea's boss earlier this season addressed rumours of the 23-year-old leaving, by saying it was "impossible" for the Blues to sell one of their best players. Hazard has been the standout performer this season, scoring 14 goals and providing seven assists in the Premier League so far.