By Chris Wright
Lille have confirmed that there is no way on Earth they will be allowing starlet Eden Hazard to leave the club during January, despite the 19-year-old being heavily linked with Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Old Uncle Tom Cobleigh and I over the past few months.
Hazard has been in stellar form of late, with a scene-stealing performance against Monaco at the weekend helping to shunt Lille to the summit of Ligue 1, but both the club’s president Michel Seydoux and the player’s agent John Bico have been quick to quash rumours of the winger’s imminent departure.
So sayeth Seydoux:
“For now, we take pleasure in watching him play, we take advantage! But you know, the sirens did not start this morning. On Sunday (against Monaco), he was incredible.