Hazard eyes Premier League summer switch as Manchester United & City scout Lille forward

The forward confirmed he wishes to move to England this summer, while Stuart Pearce was also present to monitor the progress of Joe Cole
Eden Hazard confirmed his desire to move to the Premier League this summer after Manchester City football development executive Patrick Vieira and Manchester United scout Martin Ferguson watched the forward inspire Lille to a 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday evening.

The 21-year-old, who levelled the score from the penalty spot before having a hand in his side's winning goal via a sublime pass, has been strongly tipped with a move to England as United, City and Tottenham are set to ramp up their interest this summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson, Roberto Mancini and Harry Redknapp have been to watch Lille and Hazard play over the course of the season and the forward has revealed he wishes to make a move to the Premier League during the summer transfer window.

Speaking to Canal+, Hazard said: "Paris [PSG] is interesting, but my objective is to go to the Premier League, because I have had my time in France. I want to finish the season with Lille and then go to England."

Lille president Michel Seydoux admitted last Wednesday that Hazard was after a move away from France, while City boss Mancini claimed the forward would be "perfect" for his side.

Lucas Digne, who Goal.com exclusively revealed earlier this month is a £7 million target for City this summer, also featured for Lille in their 2-1 victory over PSG.

Great Britain Olympic team head coach Stuart Pearce was also in the stands to monitor the progress of Joe Cole, who came off the bench for Lille in the second half.

The 30-year-old has not played for England since the 4-1 defeat to Germany in World Cup 2010, but could be selected as one of the three over-23 players allowed to represent Team GB at the upcoming summer Olympic Games.