Monday, May 28, 2012
FOOTBALL : Eden Hazard now says he's signing with Chelsea
The 21-year-old Belgian footballer who plays for Lille in France, Lille playmaker, had long been linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League, has previously said that he was signing for a Manchester club - without giving the colour.
Now, he appears to have made a u-turn after Chelsea's European title win in Munich, but there was no official confirmation on Monday evening from either Chelsea or Lille that a deal had been reached over the signing of Hazard, who has been rated at £32m.
The Blues may also have been more attractive both from a playing and financial perspective, amid suggestions Manchester City could not guarantee first-team football and baulked at Hazard's wage demands.
Reports in France suggest the Belgium star has agreed a five-year contract worth as much as £100,000 a week after tax.