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Eden Hazard Set For Chelsea

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BBC Sport - Eden Hazard set to join Chelsea from Lille

Sought-after Lille midfielder Eden Hazard looks set to sign for Chelsea this summer after announcing he is joining the "Champions League winner".

The 21-year-old had reportedly attracted interest from several of Europe's top clubs, including Manchester City and Manchester United.

But the Belgian is reportedly heading to Stamford Bridge on a five-year deal for a fee said to be around £32m.

Hazard wrote on Twitter: "I'm signing for the Champions League winner."

The midfielder, who is currently on international duty with Belgium and is expected to face England on Saturday, has used the social network to tease details of his transfer in recent weeks.

However Chelsea declined to comment on any move, saying: "As with all transfers, when we have something to announce, we will announce it in the usual way."

The playmaker, who made his Lille debut as a 16-year-old in November 2007, has been capped 26 times for the Belgian national side.

He was also named 2012 Player of the Year in France, becoming only the second player in French football history to win the accolade two years running - this came after picking up back-to-back Young Player of the Year awards in 2009 and 2010.

A sensational coup for Chelsea, splashing out £32 million plus £170,000 per week to secure Eden Hazard who has reportedly been assured "the number 10 role behind the striker".

With no manager in place for next season, this signing is 100% Roman Abramovich's work and he seems more determined than ever to dictate the style of football the team will play. As Jose Mourinho found out when Andriy Shevchenko was purchased without his input, this can be lead to difficulties so the incoming manager (increasingly unlikely to be Roberto Di Matteo) will need to be prepared for occasional interference from the Russian billionaire.

It's good news for for Yahoo Fantasy managers though - Hazard should be available for 6.00 at the start of next season.