Eden Hazard admits PSG move would be difficult to turn down

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Chelsea are busy preparing to face Paris Saint-Germain in what represents their final chance to salvage something from a disastrous season.

While their league form has been abysmal, they remain in contention to win the Champions League but must first navigate their way past Laurent Blanc's men in the round of 16.

Having already basically sealed the Ligue 1 title – they are 24 points ahead with 12 games to play – the main focus for the Qatari-owned outfit is to win the elite European trophy for the first time in their history.

Luckily, the Blues have started to rekindle the kind of form that saw them win the Premier League last season and stormed past Newcastle United at the weekend with a 5-1 win – their biggest of the campaign so far.

However, one of their best players, Eden Hazard, has threatened to undermine their good work. The Belgian has been linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge for much of the season with PSG rumoured to be one of several clubs interested in his signature.

Transfer bombshell

Naturally, then, the prospect of a move to PSG was one of the first a Le Parisien journalist asked him in a recent interview. With the Champions League tie fast approaching, you would think Hazard would refuse to answer, but he did. Not only that, he dropped a big suggestion that he would be interested in a move to Parc des Princes in the near future.

"It's hard to say no to PSG, as with all teams capable of winning the Champions League," he told Le Parisien.

"Now, PSG are part of this category. And for me, winning the Champions League is the main objective. But for now, I do not dwell on it."

The repercussions

The fact that Hazard said his "main objective" is to win the Champions League makes this much more of a hint towards Chelsea than it does to PSG. As previously mentioned, their awful season is likely to see them absent from any European competition next season let alone the Champions League.

That, evidently, will be more than enough reason for Hazard to ask for an exit when the summer window opens.

Interested parties

Along with PSG, Real Madrid have long been credited with an interest in the Belgian. Zinedine Zidane is renowned for being a big fan of Hazard while the player himself has recently admitted a desire to work with the Los Blancos boss.

He recently said: "It is always nice to hear that the player who I admired during my childhood is talking about me.

"I have always appreciated Zidane. I know him well as a player, but I don't know him as a coach, although he has made a good start at the Santiago Bernabeu. I still have a contract with Chelsea, though, and I am feeling very well here.

"Of course I would like to work with him. I watched him for hours on the television and online when I was a child. I always talked about Zidane. But I can only repeat that I am happy at Chelsea, so this is not something that is an issue now.

"Zidane has been talking about me for a few years now. That is proof that I have been doing well. It's great to hear someone like him praise you. But I am not thinking about. It's good to be praised, but I am focused on playing football."

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