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Transfer Balls: Hazard Quits Chelsea In Private But Commits To Them In Public

by | 10th, June 2014



TRANSFER Balls: Today the Press is full of news that Eden Hazard is not leaving Chelsea. It’s a no-news omniscoop.

The Manchester Evening News says Manchester United and Manchester City’s “hopes” of signing Hazard have been “dashed”. Indeed, as the Express notes:

Eden Hazard will snub PSG’s advances to sign a new deal at Chelsea.

The Mirror says there is not a chance Hazard will “100%” be staying at Chelsea.

But what did he actually say?

“I am staying at Chelsea 100 per cent.”

That’s it, then. He stays!

“Of course in football you never know… “

The Indy is suitably circumspect:

PSG target appears to confirm that he will remain at Chelsea next season

To which Hazard says:

“PSG never made any suggestions to me personally.”

But you must have read the Mirror’s scoop on May 19:

Eden Hazard is PSG’s ‘number one target’

One day than that, the Guardian noted:

PSG, meanwhile, will only move for Di María if they fail to land their No1 target, who remains Eden Hazard, for whom the club are prepared to offer £50m, a mere two-and-a-half times the amount they were fined for violating financial fair play rules.

And the Metro announced:

Eden Hazard ‘tells friends he will quit Chelsea and join PSG in the summer’

And on April 5, the Evening Standard reported:

Eden Hazard says wife could persuade him to leave Chelsea for Paris St-Germain. Chelsea star announces on French TV that he could be Paris-bound this Summer

What says Eden’s dad? On June 5, The Week told us:

“I read transfer news on Eden every day, but at this moment nothing has happened,” said Hazard senior. There have been rumours in Europe that Paris Saint-German are lining up an eye-watering £73m offer for the 23-year-old playmaker, but Thierry snapped: “There will be no transfer news during the World Cup.”

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Posted: 10th, June 2014 | In: Chelsea, Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink