Hazard hints at joining PSG ahead of Champions League clash

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Hazard fancies a move to Paris
Hazard fancies a move to Paris

Chelsea's Eden Hazard has hinted that he would be interested in a move to Paris Saint-Germain, in comments that are likely to infuriate Stamford Bridge chiefs.

Hazard has been linked with a move away from Chelsea all season, as his form has dipped alarmingly after his starring role in their title winning season last year.

Now he has claimed he would be interested in a move to PSG, just a day before Chelsea play the French giants in the last-16 of the Champions League.

“It is difficult to say no to PSG, as with all teams capable of winning the Champions League,” he is quoted as saying in Le Parisien.

“Now, PSG is part of this category and for me, winning the Champions League is the main objective. But for now, I do not dwell on it.”

Hazard also embraced the idea of joining Real Madrid and linking up with his hero Zinedine Zidane, who is now the club’s head coach.

“He was my idol when he was a player,” stated Hazard of Zidane. “I want to work with the best coaches in the world, although I do not know if Zidane is already in this category as he has only led Madrid since early January.”

The 25-year-old went on to reflect that his future may still lie at Chelsea, even if his commitment to the club seems less than solid given this latest interview.

“If we stick to the contract I’ll still be at Chelsea next season, but I do not know because there is always uncertainty in football,” he added.

“Everything is possible but I have a contract that runs for another four years and, even if things are complicated this year, I am at Chelsea, in a good squad that can win trophies every season.

“I could leave this summer, but I don’t think so. Every transfer window it is said ‘Eden will leave’ and every time I have stayed.”