Arsenal and Chelsea are on alert for young and talented winger, Eden Hazard, for a potential transfer deal in the summer transfer window after Lille revealed they are ready to sell – as long as he is loaned straight back to them for the whole of next season.
The chances of him leaving this summer appeared to narrow in March when he signed a contract extension with French club Lille until 2015. But Lille may be prepared to sell the 20-year-old winger at the end of this season if he is given the green light to spend next season on loan with them.
Lille want the diminutive winger back in their team because he has been instrumental in Lille’s rise to being currently top of the Ligue 1 and want him to help in their Champions League campaign next year.
Lille are demanding €20m (£17.6m) for their prized asset and it seems that the Gunners are willing to pay the asking price although the fear may be that Chelsea’s interest may result in a bidding war that Wenger will not want to get involved in.