Soccer’s latest hottest property Eden Hazard raised temperatures on Twitter on Sunday night when casting lustful glances in newly-crowned Champions League holders Chelsea’s direction.
The Belgian wonderkid was to announce which club he would join after signing off from Ligue 1 with a hat-trick as Lille beat Nancy 4-1.
Hazard, who scored 20 goals and set up 17 this season to help his side secure their qualification for next season’s Champions League play-off, was named best Ligue 1 player for the second year in a row.
Manchester United are the 7/4 favourites to secure Hazard’s signature with Paddy Power after Alex Ferguson personally flew out a couple of weeks ago to check out his form.
Paddy Power has odds of 2/1 that United’s great rivals and Premier League champions Manchester City sign him with transfer-busters Chelsea at 7/2.
Hazard has been courted by a host of Premier League clubs including Manchester United and City and Champions League champions Chelsea.
Reports suggested that Chelsea were ready to break the bank to land the rising star, after their dramatic Champions League win over Bayern Munich by offering a five-year deal worth a staggering £100m.
The 21-year-old refused to give anything away but admitted Chelsea’s Champions League victory had made him ‘hesitate’ over his final decision.
“As long as I’ve not put pen to paper, I won’t say where I’m going,” the Belgium international told Canal+.
“Chelsea makes you hesitate. They’ve won the Champions League and they’ll be in it next season.
“It’s important for me to play in that competition.Chelseaare a great team with great players. Of course it’s a possibility.
“For now nothing’s been decided but it will be soon. Now I want to join up with the national team and then go on holiday. It’ll do me a lot of good.
“It is possible thatChelsea’s arrival at the negotiation table will delay things, as nothing is done,” he added.
“My agent has met with Manchester and with Chelsea. They both give good offers and are both great clubs. I don’t know. It’s not been finalised yet.”
The talented forward’s stalling caused outrage on the social networking site with many accusing him of being a ‘massive troll’.
Hazard said that he would make a final decision on the future of his career at the start of next month.
Lille managing director Frederic Paquet, meanwhile, believes there are four clubs leading the chase for Hazard but said he did not know where the player would be moving.