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Redknapp: The key factor which saw Chelsea beat Spurs to Hazard signing

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has again spoken of missing out on signing Eden Hazard.

Redknapp says Spurs came close to signing ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard in 2012 from Lille.

The Belgian wizard joined the Blues from French side Lille in 2012 but then-Spurs boss Redknapp claims they were pipped to the post by their London rivals.

Redknapp explained to Sky Sports how Chelsea's Champions League triumph that year meant Spurs missed out on the now Real Madrid man - and instead watched him enjoy eight largely successful years in blue.

He said: "I lost Eden Hazard, he wanted to come to Tottenham but he said he would only come if we got Champions League football.

"We finished fourth that year, Chelsea finished sixth, they won the Champions League and we didn't make it.

"He ended up going to Chelsea."

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