Monday, 10th February, 2014

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has showered praise on Chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, following the Belgian's hat-trick against Newcastle on Saturday.

Silva has been paying close attention to Hazard's feats at Stamford Bridge, even more so given that the former Lille man has been linked with joining him at PSG.

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And the Brazilian defender has wasted no time in making his views on Hazard known, telling L'Equipe: "He is a player that I love.

"Technically and tactically, he is very strong.


"All the major players are welcome at Paris.

"Paris…we need players like Hazard for this project to win everything in the coming years.

"If he decides to come, the squad will welcome him with open arms, as we have done with all the new recruits."

Hazard's stock is already sky high in France, following a hugely successful spell with Lille before he joined Chelsea in 2012.

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