Chelsea could be set to add yet another Belgian star to their squad this summer, with Fulham’s Moussa Demeble thought to the subject of a £10million bid.
According to The Sun, the player is well aware of big interest from clubs higher in the League than Fulham and its thought that Dembele would relish the chance to join up with in-bound international team mate Eden Hazard.
The 24-year-old has adapted to life as a Midfielder at Craven Cottage though with one year left on his contract, he could be set to explore other options and could make the short walk to Stamford Bridge.
Europe’s hottest prospect, Eden Hazard, delivered a teasing message to the world today by claiming he has made a decision on his future. The Lille winger is being pursued by several of Europe’s top clubs and recently narrowed down his options to England, telling Belgium news websites HLN: “It will anyway be Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea.” This left a huge question mark over which English money-machine will land the Frenchman’s services, however an announcement today on Hazard’s Twitter page suggested his future will be revealed soon.
“Good afternoon guys. i made up my mind. see you later. thanks”, was the message published for all of his Twitter followers to see.
Reports from the English media, including the Telegraph, are inclining towards Chelsea being the favourites. Recent rejuvenation, Champions League triumph, and first team opportunties make Chelsea an attractive proposition for Hazard, 21, who has made clear his decision will be based on the position he would play and the amount of time he would get on the field.
It has already become one of the more interesting transfer deals of the summer, despite the fact that the 21 year old playmaker only finished his season last week. Today’s Telegraph reports that Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have all agreed deals to sign the Lille man.
Chelsea may have emerged as late front runners due to their recent success in the Champions League and Hazard’s wage demands, reported to be around £200,000 a week. United and City are apparently less willing to make him one of their clubs highest earners when he is still far from a fully established talent. Hazard has declared that he will announce his future after Belgium’s friendly this weekend, however he also promised the same after Lille’s last game of the season, so it remains to be seen if that will materialise.