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PSG eye Hazard as top target - but Reus is back-up

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Paris Saint Germain have set aside €100m to sign Eden Hazard this summer, with Borussia Domrtund ace Marco Reus their back-up target should Chelsea hold firm.

French newspaper Le 10 Sport claims PSG's top two targets are Hazard and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. But they are aware that Chelsea are desperate to keep the Belgian international, and it will likely take a mammoth bid for them to even consider it.

As a result, they're lining up Manchester United transfer target Marco Reus as an alternative. As first reported by France Football, Hazard remains the priority and Laurent Blanc will be given license to spend up to €100m to bring him to the Parc des Princes.

A £32m summer signing in 2012 from Lille, Hazard has established himself as one of the most talented players in the Premier League and a key part of Jose Mourinho's plans.

So he won't come cheap, although PSG - backed by Qatari oil money - are one of the richest clubs in world football.

If Chelsea successfully stave off PSG's interest in Hazard, then the defending Ligue 1 champions will turn their attention towards Reus.

The German international has a €35m release clause in his Borussia Dortmund contract, but it has to be exercised before June 2015. Reus has been linked with United in the past, although Dortmund will fight hard to keep him considering the loss of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski in consecutive seasons.

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