Tuesday, 3rd June, 2014

Paris Saint-Germain are laying the groundwork for an astonishing bid for Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard.

That the French champions want to sign Hazard is an open secret, but how hard they have been working to put in place such a deal has been unclear, with the Belgian classed more as a wish than a realistic target.

However, according to France Football, a meeting between a representative of the player and the owner of PSG, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, took place in March in Doha, Qatar.

PSG are now preparing an offer of €75m for Hazard, to be presented to Chelsea after the World Cup concludes this summer.


Hazard would also be well-compensated for the switch to the French capital, with a five-year contract and an annual salary of €15m on the table.

The Belgian has admitted a liking for PSG and hinted that his wife may push him to move back to France.

Hazard turned out for Lille before heading to sign for Chelsea in 2012 for a fee of €40m.

The 23-year-old may also be unhappy at Chelsea, having publicly bemoaned the club's style of play under Jose Mourinho after crashing out of the Champions League against Atletico Madrid. Hazard remarked "Chelsea aren't set up to play football."

Mourinho bit back however, insisting Hazard does not sacrifice himself for the good of the team.

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