Hazard holds Premier League aspirations - Mavuba

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Lille captain Rio Mavuba has urged Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham target Eden Hazard to snub interest from the Premier League in order to remain in France.

TalkSPORT reports how the 21-year-old Belgian international winger is one of the most sought after players in all of Europe, and is widely expected to move to England this summer.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has openly admitted his intentions to bring the £35million-rated forward to White Hart Lane at the end of the current campaign, but with such an inflated valuation, a move could prove a step too far for Tottenham.

Chelsea are also believed to be monitoring Hazard's situation, and could attempt to lure him to Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens in June.

However, the fact that the Blues are without a full-time manager may mean they miss out on another top talent, as Manchester United move to the forefront in the race to secure his signature.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is in the market for creative midfield additions to strengthen his Old Trafford ranks, but despite Hazard's Premier League aspirations, his club teammate has advised him against a transfer.

"Eden is very talented and he is one of the most physically powerful players I have met in my career," Mavuba told RMC Sports. "He is always perfecting his shots in practice and he will be a big star.

"It is normal to join a big club but I would advise him to stay.

"He tells us he dreams of playing in the Premier League and progressing as a player. But Lille can spend money on the team and we can improve for next season."

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