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Lille star Hazard wants Chelsea, Man Utd talks THIS MONTH

A move to England THIS MONTH could be on for Lille star Eden Hazard. Not only would he be receptive to an offer from Chelsea or Manchester United, he could even be prised away during the current transfer window, despite his club insisting he will not be allowed to leave until the end of the season.

Hazard's agent John Bico, who confirmed Chelsea were considering a £25million bid for a player with a £33million release clause, told the Mail on Sunday: "Eden's career has been built on a patient philosophy of developing, year by year, and his ambition today is to try and make Lille champions for a second successive season.

"But he is a professional, and the club is a company. Sometimes clubs have to deal with the reality of the market, and Eden will go along with whatever Lille decide."

A source close to Hazard says he would welcome a move to Chelsea or United.

"England isn't exactly a million miles away, so it wouldn't be any great upheaval," he said.

"It all depends on the project put to Eden and the ambition he senses from whoever he is talking to. Real (Madrid) like him, and he likes them but, as with any player, he would view Manchester United as an great opportunity.

"If Roman Abramovich really is providing funds to take Chelsea back to the top again, then they would be interesting, as well. He would consider that, for sure."

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