Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard has revealed that he will only return to France to play for his previous club Lille, rather than Ligue One giants Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG right back, and Belgian international team mate, Thomas Meunier last week encouraged Hazard to make the switch to the Parc des Princes, but talking in an interview with French TV station SFR Sport (translated by the Sun), the Blues star explained that he has other plans before considering a move back to Ligue One:
“There are some big clubs, and it was an attractive league even when I played in it six years ago. Big stars want to play in Ligue 1, and that is a good thing. But if I am to return it will be to play for Lille – they are my club. I still have a career to carve out, with a number of seasons ahead of me.”
Hazard played for Lille between 2007 and 2012, making his way through the club’s youth academy before becoming a first team fixture, and then moving to London for £32m in 2012.
Tuttomercatoweb are reporting that Hazard is close to signing a new four year contract with Chelsea with the club looking to secure the Belgian midfielder until he turns 30. The Sun have previously reported that the Blues are willing to go as high as £300,000 a week to ensure the playmaker signs on the dotted line.