Chelsea winger Eden Hazard is being encouraged to join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer rather than stay in west London.
The Belgian winger is being chased by the French Ligue One champions with regards to a summer transfer. However, Hazard recently stated that he intends to stay at the Blues and continue to play under Jose Mourinho. Despite his assurances to the Blues, Hazard is still being courted by the French club who have even made an approach to the Stamford Bridge hierarchy.
A number of PSG players have all come out and expressed their desire to play alongside Hazard at the Parc des Princes next season. Brazilian centre-back Thiago Silva said the club “need players like Hazard”, while former Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye add he was “one of the best” players he has faced. Even the PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe that he believes Hazard to be “the best Chelsea have”. French media outlet Le 10 Sport are suggesting that Chelsea’s reluctance to negotiate means that PSG must try and throw some doubt in Hazard’s mind, weakening his resolve to stay in London. Ironically Chelsea will face PSG in the quarter-final of the Champions League next week, with Hazard very much a key talking point on and off the pitch.