Monday, May 28, 2012

Hazard to announce transfer decision

Eden Hazard
Lille midfielder Eden Hazard hinted he has reached a decision on which club to join this summer.

The 21-year-old Belgian has been pursued by several clubs and has previously revealed interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

With his future looking likely to be in the Barclays Premier League, an announcement from Hazard on his future could be imminent.

Today [Monday] he wrote on Twitter: "good afternoon guys. i made up my mind. see you later. thanks"

Hazard enjoyed a stellar season as Lille finished third in Ligue 1 and struck a hat-trick in what was almost certainly his final game for the French outfit.

Andy Cole tips Manchester United to bounce back for new title challenge

Andy Cole has insisted Manchester United will emerge stronger — not weaker — from their Barclays Premier League title misery.

Former Old Trafford favourite Cole dismissed any suggestion United could struggle to get over the agonising manner in which they surrendered the championship to neighbours Manchester City.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson claimed before the epic final day of the season a fortnight ago that City might suffer “untold” damage were they to blow their chance to win a first title since 1968.

Cole insisted United were made of stronger stuff, having almost always bounced back from failing to retain the Premier League by regaining it the following season.

The former England striker was part of the side that famously did so in 1996, having blown it on the final day of the previous campaign in similar circumstances.