Posted on Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 by Tony Merakli
The Belgian international scored a hat-trick in what seemed to be his farewell appearance for Lille on Sunday after revealing his intention to leave the French club during the summer.
Both Manchester City and United are known to be in the running for the 21-year-old forward, while Chelsea recently emerged as contenders for his signature after their Champions League triumph in Munich on Saturday.
But Paquet revealed that there is another club in the mix for Hazard and stated it is up to the player, not the club, where he decides to go:
He was quoted on SkySports.com saying:
‘I am not sure he knows [who he will sign for] himself where he will go, so for the moment, we don’t know.
‘From my knowledge he has four teams interested in buying him.
‘It is not up to us to tell to him [where to go].
‘We have a very strong relationship with the player, we will work together and are waiting for him to make a choice between these four teams.’
We have been linked with Hazard in the past, with the player himself claiming back in mid-February that he would be interested in a move to the Gunners. However, only last week, the Belgian confirmed he will only consider a switch to Manchester, which one? No one knows. But he is now considering a move to Chelsea after their Champions League triumph. By the sounds of it, Eden doesn’t know where he will play his football next season.
He seems a bit of a mercenary to me, so my money is on Manchester City this summer. Have Arsenal got a chance of signing him, and are they one of the four confirmed clubs interested in his services? I don’t think so, not anymore, not after the acquisition of Lukas Podolski.
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