PSG president lavishes praise on 'amazing' Chelsea star

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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has lavished praise on Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, but insists that the Ligue 1 giants have no interest in signing him, reports Sky Sports.

In an interview with French newspaper L'Equipe, Al-Khelaifi admitted that PSG were interested in signing the Belgium international from Lille in 2012, but pulled out of the race for his signature after realising he was in advanced talks over a move to west London.

Hazard has been a revelation during his first 18 months at Stamford Bridge, and recently earned admiration from Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who tipped the £32million signing to get even better under his tutelage.

There has been plenty of speculation linking the 23-year-old with a move away from Chelsea in recent months, but PSG have absolutely no plans to unsettle the Premier League star.

"Eden Hazard is an amazing player and, in my opinion, the best player of Chelsea," reflected Al-Khelaifi. "But we never talked with him.

"In 2012, before he left for England, we had the opportunity to sign him, but we did not.

"Chelsea were in an advanced stage of negotiation and, as we don't want to have any bad relationship with any club, we stopped there. He seems happy at Chelsea."

Hazard as established himself as a key player in the Chelsea first-team, and has contributed 11 goals in 30 appearances in 2013/14.

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