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Hazard: 'I've made up my mind'

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Eden Hazard sparked intrigue on Monday after he tweeted "I've made up mind", seemingly revealing he has chosen which club he will join this summer.

Hazard is rated as one of the most talented young prospects in Europe, having already become the key man at French club Lille at the age of 21. He has confirmed he will leave France this summer and England will be his destination, with Chelsea favourites for his signature.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea have all reportedly struck deals to sign the playmaker, so it is now just a case of Hazard picking which club best suits his needs. He recently spoke of his desire to play regular first-team football, clearly indicating he wants the No. 10 role at his new club.

Hazard said last Thursday: "It will be Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea. My decision will depend on my position and how much playing time I will get."

That decision now appears to have been made, with Hazard tweeting: "Good afternoon guys. I made up my mind. See you later. Thanks."

Compatriot Louis Saha, who hopes to continue playing at Spurs - where he enjoyed a short spell last season - later tweeted his hope that Hazard will join Tottenham, although that seems an unlikely option.

"I wish Tottenham or Man United to get him," Saha said. "There is plenty of goals and assists in him. Good tricks too but he's a very effective player."

Saha followed that up with another tweet, saying: "Apparently on his way to Chelseafc."

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