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Transfer News: Hazard Saga Finally Nearing An End?

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in Lille winger Eden Hazard, according to the Daily Mail, after Real Madrid also increased their interest in the player

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Chelsea are edging closer to sealing a deal for Lille winger Eden Hazard, according to the Daily Mail.

With little over two weeks remaining in the January transfer window it seems Andre Villas-Boas is keen to strengthen his squad further after finally completing a deal for Gary Cahill yesterday.

The Daily Mail reported over the weekend that Hazard’s own agent was expecting the Blues to submit a bid of around £25m for the player, and now they claim that sources at Lille think the 21-year-old has already discussed personal terms with Chelsea.

Sportsmail understands that Andre Villas-Boas has been forced to act quickly to try and secure a deal after Real Madrid stepped up their interest in the player, with Hazard previously declaring his preference for a move to the Bernbeau.

Hazard is one of Europe’s most highly-rated youngsters with Premier League big-guns Arsenal, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool and Tottenham all previously linked with the playmaker, so if Chelsea could land him it would be a major coup.

With so many reported suitors, it’s hard to see Chelsea being able to snap him up without a fight. I expect this protracted transfer saga to continue for a little while yet….possibly even until the summer.

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