Eden Hazard: Manchester United Transfer Rumours Continue to Cloud Star's Future

Wes ODonnell@wesodonnellFeatured ColumnistMay 22, 2012

CHAMBON, FRANCE - JULY 23:  Eden Hazard of Lille in action during the pre-season friendly match between Lille and Saint Etienne on July 23, 2011 in Chambon sur Lignon, France.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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The latest Eden Hazard to Manchester United rumour doesn't come via a fake website, but rather over the airwaves of the BBC.

According to Mirror Football, BBC Radio claims the Red Devils have struck a deal for the 21-year-old Belgian. However, there is no verification from any other source:

Another day, another Eden Hazard to #mufc rumour. Details of this one: "announced as a done deal on BBC Radio for £32m"

— MirrorFootball (@MirrorFootball) May 22, 2012

Hazard starred for French Ligue side Lille this past season. He earned his second straight UNFP Player of the Year award, becoming only the second player to win the award in back-to-back years.

He's long been rumored for a Barclays Premier League move, but this will be the summer it becomes official. 

Which club he'll join remains to be seen. This is the second straight day with rumours of a confirmed deal with United, but recently-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City and recently-crowned Champions League champions Chelsea are legitimate options as well.

Hazard admitted (via ESPN) that Chelsea instantly became more attractive by winning the Champions League title. And, despite their poor league play, the Blues also captured the FA Cup this year too.

All three clubs offer the chance to play in a number of competitions next year and the young playmaker can't truly go wrong in his move to England.

He's easily the most-talked about player on the market, and the rumours will not cease until something becomes official. When that finally happens we can talk about what it all means.