• Ligue 1

City, United and Chelsea in Hazard fight

ESPN staff
May 21, 2012 « Honesty the policy for Neville | Chartbeat test »

Lille have revealed that there is a four-way fight for their highly rated forward Eden Hazard.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have been jockeying for position in the race for Hazard for a number of weeks and with the French season now over, the Belgian is expected to make a decision in the coming days.

Hazard claimed last week that he was heading for Manchester, but he has since had his head turned by Chelsea's Champions League win, while a fourth club are also in the hunt for the 21-year-old.

"I don't think Eden knows where he wants to go, so for the moment we do not yet know," Lille's managing director Frederic Paquet told Sky Sports News.

When asked if Chelsea are one of the interested clubs, Paquet said: "Yes I think so. I think to my knowledge there are four teams interested in Eden. As yet we do not know and I don't think he has made a decision yet."

It would appear Lille are waiting for Hazard to make a decision before entering into negotiations. Paquet said: "We have a strong relationship with the player and his representatives and we are waiting for him to make a choice between these four teams."

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