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£16m Eden Hazard Admits Interest In Joining Arsenal

Stade Lille-Metropole star confesses desire to join a big club with the Emirates top of his list.

Lille winger Eden Hazard has admitted he would like to join a Champions League club and believes Arsenal is the best place for him to showcase his talent.

The 20-year-old is one of the hottest properties in Europe and is being targeted by a number of top European clubs.

Liverpool, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are all interested in signing the Belgium international.

His contract runs out in 2015 so Lille are not in a hurry to sell their star but will be tempted if a club matches their £16million valuation.

Hazard says he is happy in France but confesses he has greater ambitions than the Ligue 1 club can manage.

He knows he is ready to make the next step but does not want to go to a club where he will be sitting on the substitutes bench.

“I want to play at a big club,” Hazard told France Football. “And in Italy we know there are many.

“I have no preference. A major championship, I feel like it. But for now, I am with Lille.

“I am young and it will be difficult to break through in a team like Real.

“But there are teams like Arsenal, where youngsters can grow more easily into the first team and make their mark.”

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