Chelsea & United quoted £35m for Hazard


Chelsea and Manchester United will have to spend big if they hope to capture Lille star Eden Hazard during the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old winger is also being courted by Real Madrid and is seemingly set for superstardom in the not too distant future.

According to The Mirror, both Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in signing the Belgian this month, but have been told by Lille the must spend £35 million to secure his signature.

The French champions are resigned to losing Hazard in the summer, but are keen to retain his services during January so he can spearhead their quest to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Lille are currently third in Ligue 1, and must ensure they finish in the top two to secure an automatic passage into Europe's premier club competition.

Meanwhile, it was claimed on Tuesday that Chelsea were nearing a deal for Hazard, and Lille are reported to believe he has already agreed personal terms over a move to Stamford Bridge.

The signing of Hazard would certainly prove to be quite a coup for Andre Villas-Boas as he looks to reinforce his Chelsea squad before deadline day.

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