Eden Hazard: Chelsea Must Ride Champions League Title to Sign Star

Jeff ChaseSenior Analyst IIMay 23, 2012

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 02:  Eden Hazard of LOSC Lille Metropole during the UEFA Champions League, group B match between FC Internazionale Milano and LOSC Lille Metropole at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on November 2, 2011 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Chelsea FC is coming off of a huge moment in club history, claiming their first ever UEFA Champions League title, but now they must continue to act like a championship club by bringing in midfield Lille star Eden Hazard.

With the most sought-after player in the transfer window keen on Chelsea, the team must do what they can to bring him on board.

According to The Guardian, Hazard is looking to possibly join one of the three biggest clubs.

The 21-year-old Lille playmaker is one of Europe's hottest properties and he has been closely linked with a summer transfer to Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.

While Chelsea wouldn't likely be out of consideration from acquiring Hazard, the fact that they are the current league champions gives them an upper hand on grabbing the star.

Hazard was been a stud this past season at Lille, recording 20 goals and 16 assists in 38 games. While it would remain to be seen how he would perform at a club like Chelsea, it certainly is worth the risk given how well he has performed thus far.

The question is, who will have the highest bid?

According to The Guardian piece, Hazard's agent has received all deals, and nothing will change from here.

Hazard's agent, John Bico, says terms have already been agreed with all suitors. "We are no longer in the negotiations stage," he told the Daily Telegraph. "We have reached agreement with all parties. There will be no higher bid.

Chelsea better hope that their win will be enough that will make Hazard push towards their club; that is, unless they put out the highest bid.