Manchester on alert as Hazard admits transfer wish

Lille playmaker Eden Hazard has admitted that he wants to play in England next season, with Manchester United and City keeping tabs on the talented attacking midfielder.

The Belgium international is one of the hottest prospects in the world game, and with star performances for club and country over the last 24 months, is being monitored by a raft of leading European clubs.

Hazard scored a penalty in Lille’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, and has been in a rich vein of form of late.

Manchester City’s Patrick Vieira and United scout Martin Ferguson, Sir Alex’s brother, were in attendance at the Stade Lille Metropole, and Hazard made his intentions clear after the match.

“I want to play in England next season. That’s what I’ve decided,” he told French reporters, translated to English by The Guardian.

Tottenham had made an audacious attempt to sign the starlet in January, but it is expected that the financial clout of the Manchester clubs will win the race for the prodigious talent once the transfer window reopens.

By Gareth McKnight

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