PSG ready to offer Eden Hazard same wage as Ibrahimovic

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Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pay Eden Hazard the same £12m-a-year deal after tax that Zlatan Ibrahimovic receives, reports Le 10 Sport.

The Ligue 1 champions are going against the trend set by Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations and are continuing to spend heavily despite receiving reprimands for violating the new laws.

Laurent Blanc's top transfer target, Chelsea and Belgium star Hazard, is next on his list having agreed a deal for David Luiz and PSG are ready to offer both the Blues and the player an incredible deal.

If Chelsea agree to sell Hazard, PSG will offer Hazard an astronomical deal worth £12m-a-year to the player after tax. The implication of which is buried in the detail.

PSG already pay Ibrahimovic £12m-a-year after tax, but because of France's 75% high tax rate, approved by the French court in December 2013, the club actually pay Ibrahimovic an incredible £48m-a-year before the taxman takes his cut.

For those of you unwilling to do the maths, that equates to £923,000-a-week.

Officials at the Parc des Princes tried hard to prevent the high tax rate from being applied to football clubs, citing the fact that French football would suffer from a mass exodus of stars as a result.

Ultimately failing, PSG were forced to bear the brunt of the exceptional tax rate and offered Ibrahimovic the chance to earn a tax-free wage, despite the astronomical costs to the club.

But it seems the Qatari-backed club are still in a healthy enough financial position to offer an identical contract to Hazard, who is growing increasingly tempted by the thought of moving to the French capital.

France Football reported that Hazard's agent had met with PSG officials earlier this year to discuss personal terms and the club have been encouraged to offer Chelsea €75m for the 23-year-old.

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