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Manchester City plot shock swoop to land Chelsea star

HazardManchester City fans playing pool in the Transfer Tavern will be relishing the prospect of signing another top attacking player after hearing the latest rumours concerning their club.

The Sun states that Manchester City are eyeing a sensational swoop to land Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard, should the Belgian decide he wants to leave Stamford Bridge.

The 25-year old is valued at around £80 million and has also been linked with a move to several of Europe’s other top clubs, including the likes of Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

However, according to The Sun, Hazard’s Belgian compatriots Vincent Kompany and Kevin De Bruyne are likely to play a key role in determining the winger’s future, with rumours indicating that they could persuade Hazard to move to the Etihad in the summer.

City were linked with a move for Hazard back in 2012 when he was still plying his trade for French outfit Lille, though after a long transfer saga, he ultimately made the move to London.

Yet Chelsea may find it difficult to keep hold of the Belgian in the summer with the Premier League champions currently sit 14th in the league table and in danger of not qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Hazard has failed to score a single Premier League goal this term despite his impressive outing last season. However, Hazard’s father Thierry, who is also his agent, claims that Eden is not looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge and has looked to pin his son’s poor form on injuries.

He told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad that his son is ‘completely focused on Chelsea’.

“Even with Chelsea he still has ambition. Winning a title might be hard, but finishing in the top three is still possible. Eden now has two injuries in quick succession. I am convinced that his current groin injury is related to the hip injury he sustained earlier this season.”

“These injuries happen because he plays a lot of games. Eden plays a kind of football where you have to be one hundred per cent. Therefore I hope that he takes the time to hit top form again. He is at an age that he must organise his season and his games wisely.”

Manchester City fans, would you like to see Eden Hazard finally make the move to the Etihad next season? Let us know at the comments below!

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