‘Four teams’ in hunt for Hazard

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Four teams are currently vying for Lillle’s in-demand youngster Eden Hazard, according to the French club’s managing director Frederic Paquet.


Hazard was expected to announce who he will play for next season after Lille’s final game of the season against Nancy on Sunday, but instead further clouded his future by saying Chelsea’s Champions League win made him ‘hesitate’ over his decision.


Previously it was believed to be a two-horse race for his signature, with Manchester City and Manchester United leading the way.


Paquet revealed that an extra club along with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are in the hunt for his services, but didn’t reveal who it was.


"I am not sure he knows [who he will sign for] himself where he will go, so for the moment, we don't know," he told Sky Sports NewsHD.


"From my knowledge he has four teams interested in buying him.


"It is not up to us to tell to him [where to go].


"We have a very strong relationship with the player, we will work together and are waiting for him to make a choice between these four teams."


Manchester United are slight favourites to land Hazard according to Sky Sports, with the player himself keen on a move to Old Trafford after publicly praising Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this season.


Chelsea are said to be keen on landing Hazard after winning the Champions League, with owner Roman Abramovich ready to spend big in the transfer market this summer in pursuit of renewed European and domestic dominance.


Manchester City meanwhile are said to be growing tired of Hazard’s constant flirting with other clubs and reportedly believe that the Belgian International is publicly praising numerous clubs in order to encourage an auction for his services and bump up his wage packet.

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