He's Eden for England! Hazard declares Premier League dream as Vieira watches Lille ace
08:39 GMT, 30 April 2012
Patrick Vieira saw Eden Hazard inspire Lille to 2-1 win over French rivals Paris St Germain on Sunday before the Belgian playmaker declared: I want to play in England.
Manchester City's Football Development Executive ran the rule over the 25million-rated 21-year-old at the Parc des Princes, watching Hazard fire Lille's equaliser from the spot and provide their winner.
Roberto Mancini has named Hazard as his number one transfer target for the summer, saying the forward would be 'perfect' for his City side.
Eden for England: Hazard revealed he wants to move to the Premier League next season
And the Italian ready to go head-to-head with rival United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in a battle to land his signature.
Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal are also believed to be keen and Hazard handed the chasing Barclays Premier League suitors hope of signing him for next season after revealing his desire to make the switch across the Channel.
Speaking after the game, Hazard told French broadcasters Canal+: 'My objective is to go to the Premier League, because I have had my time in France.
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'I want to finish the season with Lille and then go to England.'
Team GB boss Stuart Pearce was also in the stands, keeping tabs on on-loan Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole, who came on as a second-half substitiute.