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Hazard: I'll wear blue next season

May 8, 2012
By ESPN staff

Lille star Eden Hazard has dropped a hint that he will join Manchester City or Chelsea in the summer as he revealed he will "definitely" be wearing blue next season.

Eden Hazard
GettyImagesEden Hazard was present for Manchester City's 1-0 win against Manchester United last month

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Hazard, 21, has already stated his intention to move to England at the end of the current campaign and emphasised that desire last month, telling Canal+ after Lille's 2-1 win over Paris St Germain: "I have already said that my wish is to go to the Premier League."

Both Roberto Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson have declared their interest in Hazard and travelled to watch him in action in France earlier this year. The Belgium international was also present for the Manchester derby last week and reports suggest he looked at houses in the Alderley Edge area of Cheshire.

Chelsea, who have signed three Belgians in the last year, have also been credited with an interest in the player.

When asked on whether he prefers red or blue - Lille's home kit is red - Hazard told Canal+ that he likes both colours but added: "It's the blue that I'll be wearing next season. Definitely the blue."