Lille's Eden Hazard interested in Arsenal move

The sought-after Belgium international has declared an interest in signing for the Gunners just days after rumours of a potential summer deal with Spurs became widespread
Lille star Eden Hazard has set his sights on a summer move to Arsenal, just days after he publicly declared an interest in signing for their nearest rivals, Tottenham.

Arsenal, fresh from a 4-0 humbling in the Champions League against AC Milan, are in dire need of someone of Hazard's undoubted talents, and the Lille star has spoken in glowing terms of the north London club.

"Of course. It's always more fun when it's beautiful [the football]. In addition, at Arsenal, there is a coach and French players. And Thomas Vermaelen," Hazard told Sport Foot Magazine.

"There are several clubs that interest me in England and Arsenal is really a part."

The 21-year-old starlet has been linked with a host of top clubs throughout the campaign, but expressed his eagerness for a move to the Premier League specifically.

"That's the championship where I think I can express myself better. Where I can learn more, too," Hazard continued.

"[It's] difficult to explain why. [It's a] question of feeling. The level of the matches, the atmosphere in the stadiums,

"This is still well above anything I've experienced so far in France and that attracts me. And I know many people in England. This is another added attraction."

Real Madrid and Barcelona have been heavily linked with a summer move for Hazard, but the player is keen to play down such rumours.

"I'm obviously not against the idea," he added.

"Who does not dream of Real Madrid? Or FC Barcelona? But I am convinced that, for now at least, the ideal for me would be England,

"I am lucid enough to realise that being holder in one of two Spanish grandees, at my age it would be complicated."

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