This clubs that are after the coveted winger’s signature include Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City along with La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
It is reported that Vieira, now Manchester City’s football development executive, observed the Belgian play in Lille’s recent loss to Inter Milan, while Chelsea’s own scouts have been avid admirers of the winger.
Lille academy director Jean-Michel Vandamme said on the situation:
Eden is certainly willing to stay at Lille at least until next summer, Chelsea has been following him the closest.
The Spaniards have not manifested themselves yet, but I think they are playing it smart and will call when they know they have to – I’m talking about Real, but also about Barcelona.
The buyer will have to come up with a lot of money – let us say he is not currently to go for less than £40million.
With both Manchester City and Chelsea on the radar, it will be hard to Arsenal to compete against the crazy amounts of cash they have at their disposal. Couple this with the fact that both Real Madrid and Barcelona and looking to sign Hazard and I am afraid realistically it is a slim chance the gunners have to sign such a promising and talented player…