Chelsea edging it in race to sign Ligue 1 hotshot

In what has become one of the most sought after signatures in modern football, it appears as if Chelsea have taken the upper hand in purchasing Lille attacker, Eden Hazard.

European clubs of the highest calibre have been chasing the Belgian starlet for the past three seasons but only now is he looking likely to leave the French top flight.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and both of the Manchester giants have been linked with a move for Hazard in recent transfer windows, however Lille have somehow managed to hang on to their superstar for that period.

The Ligue 1 outfit have placed a £35m price-tag on their versatile midfielder; something most elite clubs are willing to pay if it means clinching his signature.

Given the amount of interest surrounding him, it’s looking almost certain that Hazard will take the step up in competition at some point this year, and despite the best efforts of the Lille hierarchy to hang on their player for the remainder of this season, a January switch is a definite possibility.

Despite being only 21 years-old, Hazard showed his maturity in the 2010-11 Ligue 1 winning campaign as he led Lille to a season’s worth of fantastic performances of which he was highly responsible for.

The Belgian international is a top target for Andre Villa Boas, who is hoping to tie down a long-term replacement for the aging Frank Lampard.

The English international seems to have undergone a drop in his usual standard this campaign, and while his influence is still substantial, his age will undoubtedly take its toll.

The Blues are thought to be engaged in price negotiations with the current Ligue 1 champions and although they may hold an advantage now, the ongoing saga of Eden Hazard is far from decided.

13 Comments
  1. fsammy January 18, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    The more i read about this deal,the more anxious i get.how i wish this deal goes through ASAP.With eden in d team,we can still pursue all trophies possible but £35m is too much,€30m with malouda or £30m should be a good deal for both sides.up blues

  2. Wisdom king January 18, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    AVB PLS GET HIM FOR 35 MILLION HE IS WORTH IT. CHELSEA FOR LIFE.

  3. babatee January 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    plsssssssssssssssssssssss get dis boy called HAZARD PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS 4 GOD SAKE

  4. Ndubuisi Okereke January 18, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    AVB pls hurry up and sign dis guy b4 madrid wil come, £35milion for a good play who stil hav more than 11years ahead of him is a nice business and it wil help torres find form by creating chances 4 him or crossing ball 4 him through wings, AVB we love you and we wil love you more and more if you sign Hazard 4 us, i love Chelsea wit all my heart, body and soul, Chelsea till my 6fit

  5. Dharmie January 18, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Plz stop making me feel this way, U shud plz stop this if this is a rumour. AVB plzzzzzzzzz get dis player 4 us, I’m beginning 2 c a new Barca in blue if dis deal falls through. I cant wait 2 read ‘HAZARD SIGNS’ on Chelsea’s site. I wish dis could happen 2moro.

  6. jones January 19, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    AVB,pls sell droga and malouda so that torre can play well and also buy eden hazard so that chelsea can flourish wella

  7. leebowa January 19, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Signing Eden Hazard shuld be the best…Eden wuld be a beter pair with MATA …i think we should act fast befor it gets 2 late…So that we can play good footbal from the mid-field

  8. Youngblack January 19, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Hazard is d key 4 chelsea midfield just go an get him AVB.Blues 4 life.

  9. vizaal January 19, 2012 at 4:15 AM

    we dunt need hazard right now…we shud sign iker muniain from bilbao..he is 18 and is dubbed the spanish messi

  10. ogheneovo martin January 19, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Please AVB get HAZARD.. Its a good replacement for lampard in near future and the guy fits your rebuilding plan for chelsea.
    I think 35 is worth it.
    Very fast player, has good ball control and passes. With hazard, ramires or mereiles, Essien or romeu in midfeild, what a great stuff.
    I can’t wait to see him in chelsea’s shirt. Hazard please come to chelsea!

  11. topsy January 19, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Cfc pls sign the wazard boy

  12. Abdulrasheed January 19, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    pls get hazard b4 is 2 late avb

  13. OSHIM LEVI UGOCHUKWU January 20, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Hazard is a bundle of talent and the fact that other top clubs in Europe want him is a clear signal of his worth. AVB pls spend on this talent and be assured you will never regreat it. QED.

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