Thursday, May 24, 2012

Man Utd to win race to sign Eden Hazard after agreeing five-year deal - report

Eden Hazard (left)
Manchester United will reportedly beat Chelsea and Manchester City in the race to sign Lille playmaker Eden Hazard.

Hazard has already confirmed he will move to the Premier League this summer and is widely expected to join either Chelsea, Manchester City, or Manchester United, despite reports on Thursday morning suggesting Arsenal were showing interest (see Related Articles).

His agent has confirmed that personal terms with Chelsea and the two Manchester clubs have already been agreed, with a decision set to be made after the Belgium international plays for his country against England on June 2nd.

And according to reports in France, United are set to win the race to sign the £30million-rated 21-year-old.
According to, relatives of Hazard have told them that the player has already made up his mind on a move to Old Trafford.

Hazard had said at the weekend: "My agent has met with Manchester, and with Chelsea, they both give good offers, and are both great clubs."

According to Friday's report, Hazard was ready to announce he would join Sir Alex Ferguson's side on Sunday night and was set to sign a five-year deal, but was told by his advisers to delay a decision to hear out Chelsea and Premier League champions Man City.

Hazard admitted earlier this week "it is possible that Chelsea's arrival at the negotiation's table will delay things, as nothing is done until I sign a contract."

Agent John Bico on Thursday told the Daily Telegraph: "We are no longer in the negotiations stage. We have reached agreement with all parties. There will be no higher bid.

"Eden has already said he wants it to be fixed before June 2. He will decide after the games against Montenegro and England, then go on holiday with peace of mind."

Despite the report coming out of France, at time of writing, Man City remain the bookmakers' favourites to sign Hazard, ahead of Man Utd, Chelsea, and Real Madrid.

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