French side Lille seems set to cash in big for their star player Eden Hazard, and with a host of top clubs on the player’s tail they are still stalling. Real Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all interested in the attacking midfielder, but it seems that the French Champions aren’t willing to let the player go cheaply.
Reports have appeared claiming that Lille are looking to cash in at least £35million for their most prized possession, and even though Arsenal looked the most favoured to transfer the player such a big transfer fee will surely force Wenger to look elsewhere.
The Gunners attempted to transfer Hazard in the summer as well, but their attempts were snubbed due to Lille’s wish to use the Belgian in the Champions League group stage.
Hazard has admitted on several occasions that he wishes to leave the French club, but he’s more likely to do that in the summer than he is during the January transfer window. Even if he will indeed decide to move now, Lille will have to lower their demands if they want to get anything from the deal because Hazard hasn’t proven his skills in a strong league yet, Lille isn’t qualified in the Champions League knockout stage and Belgium didn’t qualify for the EURO.