Posted on Monday, 24th October 2011 by Iain Culverhouse
It appears that the rumours that were going around that Eden Hazard had signed a pre-contract deal with Real Madrid are looking less likely with Inter Milan now also joining the race to sign the much talked about Lille star.
Arsenal were linked with Hazard over the summer, however, nothing materialised after Lille said they were not prepared to sell him at the time.
Former Inter Milan defender Javier Zanetti recently let slip that Inter are interested in his signature. In an interview with French Radio RMC Sports, the Argentine said:
‘Hazard is a player I like. I know from a reliable source that the club are following him and are interested in his signature. He is a huge talent, but is very young and can still improve.’
Arsenal are going to find it even harder to sign the young winger, who is regarded as one of the best young talents in Europe, now that Inter Milan have joined the list of teams wanting to get his signature. Arsenal are going to have to beat of the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City and now the Italians, who are all keeping an eye on his performances this season.
Can Arsenal compete with these big clubs and steal Eden Hazard from under their noses? Just in terms of finances we could probably afford to sign him. However, the stumbling block for Arsenal will naturally be the wages. Real Madrid, Chelsea and City will all be prepared to offer in the excess of £100,000 a week for the player and I cannot honestly see Arsenal breaking their wage structure to sign Eden Hazard.
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