European champs Chelsea are joining the battle for Lille star Eden Hazard. Hazard is at the centre of a tug of war between Manchester City and Manchester United.

But the Sunday Mirror says Roman Abramovich is prepared to outbid both Manchester clubs by offering the Belgian winger £200,000-a-week.

Abramovich has ­sanctioned a £30million swoop for the 21-year-old Lille winger and is set to hand him a five-year deal worth a staggering £100m - after tax.

That works out at almost £200,000 a week - an offer that will almost certainly blow both City and ­United out of the race.

Sources in France last night ­suggested that Hazard's agent, John Bico, had travelled to London to seal the deal.