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Newcastle scouts amazed by Lille sensation Hazard

Newcastle United are not in the running for Lille star Eden Hazard.

The Evening Chronicle says Newcastle scouted Hazard during the second half of the season and were blown away by what the 20-year-old Belgian had to offer.

But his astronomical price tag of £21m would take up the majority of Alan Pardew's transfer kitty.

And should Lille not succumb to offers from Arsenal and Bayern Munich, the exciting attacking midfielder knows that his current club can guarantee him Champions League football.

 It's kicking off again! Click here for your No1 source for Newcastle transfer market news and gossip.

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