Hazard shrugs off speculation
Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has insisted he is not paying attention to transfer talk.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 20/02/11 5:18pm
Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has insisted he is not paying attention to transfer talk linking him with a move to the Premier League.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is known to be a huge admirer of the Belgium international, while Chelsea have also been credited with an interest.
The likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich are also thought to be tracking Hazard's progress, but for the highly-rated 20-year-old this speculation is nothing new.
"I've heard 'Eden goes here, Eden goes there' for the last two years, but I'm still in Lille and I've not budged," he told L'Equipe.
"It gives me pleasure, but I don't pay it attention."
Hazard maintains that at present there is no chance of him leaving Lille as nobody has made an approach and he is happy with the Ligue 1 leaders.
"I have never been contacted," he stressed.
"How would I choose my future club? They would be sporting reasons. A club that plays good football, not kick and rush for a tall centre-forward.
"But if I had the desire to join a big club I would have left already.
"I am under contract until 2014 and am fine at Lille."
Hazard added: "I have a career strategy. I am not looking anywhere else. I am completely committed to Lille.
"There are three months remaining to get a trophy, then we will talk."