Lille president adamant Tottenham target Eden Hazard will not go to Paris Saint-Germain

The so-called ‘French Manchester City’ have been active in the market since Qatar Investment Authority took over in 2011, but will not get their hands on the attacker

Lille president Michel Seydoux has announced that star forward Eden Hazard will not be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, as the French outfit refuse to bolster their rivals.

Tottenham have been heavily linked with the 21-year-old, who admitted this week that Harry Redknapp's side are an attractive option as he has always dreamt of playing in the Premier League.

Seydoux was quick to rule out any links between Hazard and PSG, claiming the current Champions will not reinforce a rival team.

“Hazard to PSG? We’re not going to reinforce a French team.”

The Lille president also raised his concerns for the future of French football, stating that keeping young talent is becoming more of a problem in Ligue 1 as clubs cannot rival other European budgets.

“The difficulty for French clubs is to keep their players. We don’t have an economy like other European clubs to be able to keep our top players,” said the 66-year-old according to

“The only club in the league with unlimited resources is PSG. We have to be intelligent to do as well with less, which isn’t easy.”