City prepare £25m Hazard swoop

The player’s representative, Marc Formeaux, has revealed the

free-spending English outfit are keen on the Belgian international

and may look to win his signature with an offer in January. City

could have the money to tempt Hazard, but the midfielder has

already set his sights on moving to one of the continent’s

traditional giants in Real. “In France, people are talking about an

offer of €30m from City and that he would then be loaned back

to Lille for free until June,” AS quote Formeaux as saying. He

added: “His future is with one of European football’s prestigious

clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, AC

Milan, Inter or Juventus. “For Hazard, the president of Lille wants

to receive €40m (£33.3m) while the player himself has

declared that he wants to play for Madrid.” Formeaux also

represents Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, who has been strongly

linked with Arsenal, and he now has a value, according to the

agent. “Regarding M’Vila, he is valued at €20m (£16.6m)

and he does not know where he wants to go,” Formeaux said. “In

Italy, they have linked him to Inter and AC Milan, but we will have

to see who can pay his price and then convince him to join them.”