Exclusive: Arsenal make contact with Lille for Hazard

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Arsenal have made contact with Lille regarding the summer transfer of Belgian international Eden Hazard.

A source close to the player revealed to Arseblog News that the Gunners are in discussions with the club regarding a move this summer, however, the talks are at an early stage with more news expected next week.

Negotiations have stalled over the contract of playmaker Samir Nasri while the future of skipper Cesc Fabregas is still uncertain, and Wenger is actively looking to strengthen the Gunner’s squad ahead of the new season.

The source explained that both clubs were in talks over a move although details will remain private, with the Belgian international tipped to replace Nasri at Arsenal following the club’s refusal to break the club’s wage structure to keep the 24-year-old.

Hazard, 20, was a principal protagonist in Lille’s historic Ligue 1 and French Cup Double win last season and has regularly spoken of his preference to move to Arsenal over other rival suitors.

During an Arsenal press conference in January Wenger even responded to speculation when asked by a French reporter if he was aware that it was the Belgian’s “dream” to seal a move to the Emirates.

“It’s a very good question. We follow him. And personally I think he’s a real talent, and he’s good enough to play for Arsenal, yes.” Wenger explained.

Hazard became the youngest player to win the Ligue 1 Player of the Season award last term with Wenger keeping a regular watch over the talented forward. The Frenchman recently sent a scout to monitor his performance in the European Championship qualifier against Turkey last Friday.

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gunna
gunna
8 years ago

good good good

the dude
the dude
8 years ago

is this definately true coz everyone reports they have sources etc..
great work if so though

oliver
oliver
8 years ago

blogger

a good friend of mine josh rosenfield said he just saw jerome thomas in the london colney area…. do you have any news on this

frankie frankie
frankie frankie
8 years ago
Reply to  oliver

i think thomas still lives in the area or has family from that area. i served him in blockbusters once when he was a youth team player at arsenal. he was also friends with of the kids who went to my school in the lower years.

etteJ
etteJ
8 years ago

Bye Nasri.

athlon
athlon
8 years ago

I believe, a creative playmaker would be needed for Arsenal even if Nasri stayed. I believe, Cesc will leave, Nasri is a concern. I’ve doubts that Lille will let both Gervinho and Hazard go, and I think, we should move for Marvin Martin.

Miyaichi Noodle Soup
Miyaichi Noodle Soup
8 years ago
Reply to  athlon

Marvin.. really?? and thats because………… let me guess – you saw a clip of him scoring in the frenchies last match, and one media outlet called him ‘better than Zidane’.. Am I right?

Really weak

I’d say stop fu*king around in Ligue 1, and get proven PL players!

athlon
athlon
8 years ago

I believe his 17 assits in the French Ligue 1 10/11 season are also convincing. Anyway, I don’t think that Arsenal scout their identified talents via a five-minutes long video on Youtube.com… Martin was named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season, alongside Gervinho or even Hazard. I think, he wouldn’t be so expensive, would fit into our 4-3-3 system better than Hazard, and he may not want to leave us 3 years later to join his dream club, Real Madrid. But this is my personal opinion.

1thechamp (sydney)
1thechamp (sydney)
8 years ago

arseblog is always rite on the money and has inside contacts

admin
Admin
8 years ago

I should point out this story is authored by Nigel Brown. You can see the byline info etc of each piece underneath the headline.

Gooner92
Gooner92
8 years ago
Reply to  admin

And may I ask who Nigel brown is? And how reliable is this source? Is it 100% true that we are in for Eden?

okutuokemo
okutuokemo
8 years ago

can u get this kid onboard fast, keep nasri and cesc,, av heard that barca’s transfer kitty is less than the valuation for fabregas- hope that’s true!!

Pete the Gun
Pete the Gun
8 years ago

Sounds promising..

vegas
vegas
8 years ago

If nasri and cesc leave it will be a blow to us but also might freshen things up. I watch allot of football and samir even though he is absoluty class he tends to have too many touches at times and floats into the middle. not to many crosses come from him and i think a winger like hazad who is direct shoots on sight and can produce propper wing play might help us. The problem with our team is we like to play through the middle all the time, when it works it looks great but sometimes i want… Read more »

Khairul
Khairul
8 years ago

My oh my..this transfer news bcome more exciting..

oli
oli
8 years ago

Have it on good authority, that Wenger is waiting for Nasri and Cesc to leave before any incomings happen. We are interested in Gervinho, but no big as of yet. Hazard, we have first refusal on him but its 30 million euros and we will only offer 20, and only the basis nasri is sold, preferably to juventus or any other team not in prem. Any other questions dont hesitate. I dont pretend to be in the know, i am in the know.

Goonerguy
Goonerguy
8 years ago
Reply to  oli

“I dont pretend to be in the know, i am in the know” Now I know who’s in the office with Wenger, making the deals sorting out the targets! Well done oli you are the man.

lonsdale
lonsdale
8 years ago
Reply to  Goonerguy

“I know a guy, who knows a guy, who met the Arsenal Chief Executive in a lift in a restaurant in London last week, and he said…”

Twisted Cuntloks
Twisted Cuntloks
8 years ago
Reply to  oli

really ? you must be really important

Whos_sane
Whos_sane
8 years ago

From what I have seen of Hazard, he is trully an amazing talent, and dare I say, could prove to have a bigger effect on this Arsenal team and AFC than Nasri would have had. If we sign him, I see no reason not to let Nasri go, replacing Cesc however, would be another issue…

edwardibrahim
edwardibrahim
8 years ago
Reply to  Whos_sane

No player is irreplaceable

gunner_expat
gunner_expat
8 years ago
Reply to  edwardibrahim

At this point I would like to introduce new evidence. We can call it La Pulga Atomica…(messi for the uninitiated)

In any case, you can replace and change a system, but certain players…they are irreplaceable.

William
William
8 years ago

Too good to be true

I’m such a cynic.

Tommo
Tommo
8 years ago

Mmmmmmmm gigidy.

Steve
Steve
8 years ago

Buy hazard. Amazing. Keep cesc and nasri and make Theo the third striker after selling bendtner. Perfect.

Now that’s a midfield!!!

argonaut
argonaut
8 years ago

If it’s a question of Nasri or Hazard on the wing, then better to go for Hazard and have some money over for other areas of the squad.

AdemBekir356
8 years ago

Please please please Arsene Wenger spend what ever is needed to get Eden Hazard!!

red_optics
red_optics
8 years ago

i hope this goes through and we can keep a hold of both cesc, and nasri, go back to a 4-4-2 and have theo and rvp up front with a midfield of hazard/cesc/wilshire/nasri that is an arsenal.

Thebi
Thebi
8 years ago
Reply to  red_optics

Interesting that you see a midfield line up without Song…

red_optics
red_optics
8 years ago
Reply to  Thebi

depends on how we want to set up, if ryo comes back, song/wilshire/ramsey can all be rotated

Dortsmond Revelation
Dortsmond Revelation
8 years ago
Reply to  red_optics

Interesting! where will u put Arshavin

oli
oli
8 years ago

Just been in contact with my in the know friend. We have agree to trade Nasri with Nani and the funds used to sell Bendtner and Fabregas will be used to buy Frank Lampard and Scott Parker. Any other questions dont hesitate. I dont pretend to be in the know, i am in the know.

red_optics
red_optics
8 years ago
Reply to  oli

i know your full of ish

jibbo_d
jibbo_d
8 years ago
Reply to  oli

Arsene would truly have lost it if any of that actually happened

Carl
Carl
8 years ago
Reply to  oli

My insider told me its a straight swap for Cesc and Messi. Can you confirm that one?

Jasonisimo
Jasonisimo
8 years ago
Reply to  oli

You claim to have a friend in the know, then you turn around and say yourself is in the know. We are all in the know about you, though.

vegas
vegas
8 years ago
Reply to  oli

idiot …..

Twisted Cuntloks
Twisted Cuntloks
8 years ago
Reply to  oli

bollocks

renagoon
renagoon
8 years ago
Reply to  oli

Lol and i heard that we’re gona sign messi play him in goal, and move almunia up top

American Gooner
American Gooner
8 years ago

if oli is an insider, then i am arsene wenger. hoping this buy is legit, but we also need a defender or two and striker, especially if bendtner is off.

dream would be hazard, sakho (cahill second choice), insert left back here, and gervinho/falcao/higuain, etc., with cesc and nasri staying.

since dreams dont happen with arsenal, ill say:

hazard and samba in along with odemwinge with nasri bendtner and and rosicky out. clichy and eboue stay for now. hazard in because we are getting worried that someone else will get him. who knows.

Sam
Sam
8 years ago

Absolutely thrilled that Wenger is actually trying for once.

Welsh Gooner
Welsh Gooner
8 years ago

Well cheers Arse.

I hope this is true as he is a class player. But you have now alerted everyone else to this fact. All we need is Shity or the Chavs to step in… 🙁

Jordan
Jordan
8 years ago

Paarently this is true, Arsenal also in for Cahill and Subotic http://www.blottr.com/sport/breaking-news/arsenal-target-3-players-fabregas-set-leave

Tommy
8 years ago

I hate to break it to you but if both Cesc and Nasri leave we ain’t replacing them too quickly.

TamoGotchi
TamoGotchi
8 years ago
Reply to  Tommy

Hate to break it to you, but your high if you believe that.

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TexasGooner6
TexasGooner6
8 years ago

Hazzard is the real deal. He fits our style of play and he has that “edge” we need. He is a winner. If Nasri does not resign, we replace the two and with the money for Nasri, we should get Chamberlain from Southhampton. Done and done.

rockofgilberto
rockofgilberto
8 years ago
Reply to  TexasGooner6

The last thing we need is another 17 year old. There are better and more proven options than Chamberlain.

John B.
John B.
8 years ago
Reply to  TexasGooner6

If we lose both Nasri and Cesc–not inconceivable really–then I imagine Wenger would buy Hazard and promote Ramsey.

chicken goujon
chicken goujon
8 years ago

please mr.arseblogger could you provide us with more info on this story in tomorrows blog please

marcus
8 years ago

Guys! Seriously? Chill out! Yes we (Arsenal) like Hazard, yes he is a quality player, but the reason he hasnt and wont come this summer is because Lille want 30mil euros at the moment. Having said that, dont be suprised if an 18mil euro offer gets accept by Lille within the next 2 years. There will be lots of rumours floating around, i wouldnt beleive anything until it is confirmed on the official Arsenal website-yes transfer season is exciting-especially this one as we will be busy-but Arsene keeps his cards so close to his chest-not even his nipples knows whats… Read more »

Rickard M C S
8 years ago

Two belgian terminators the future heart of our defence? Sounds goooood.

marcus
8 years ago
Reply to  Rickard M C S

what are you on???

hazard is not a central defender

vegas
vegas
8 years ago

what is wrong with buying youth, nothing.. best policy to have. sometimes i am ashamed too call myself an arsenal fan. The things i hear, coming from so called fans ok we have not won anything in six years but arsene told all of us it would be six years before we could compete due to the financial pressure of the stadium that was before the bloody recession. That stadium we would not have if it was not for him, and it has sucured our future for the next 50 years or so. and if i remeber right we do… Read more »

Arvind
Arvind
8 years ago
Reply to  vegas

Couldn’t have said it better.. well said.

Vishal024
Vishal024
8 years ago
Reply to  Arvind

Arvind you muppet, what your doing on here? lol

Ihubueze gabriel
8 years ago

please what is wrong with these arsenal players.HARZAD is a good player i wish the sign him hence next season nasir will leave arsenal .He should come for cover

Corny
Corny
8 years ago

Agree, highly promising signs of our intent.

By the way people keep talking about Cesc and/or Nasri leaving. Imagine signing Hazard and keeping both. Signing Hazard may well impress upon both too.

Scooter
Scooter
8 years ago

me likey

Boss Hog
Boss Hog
8 years ago

Yeeeeeee Har!

Lets chase the Hazzard

the king of the world
the king of the world
8 years ago

There’s a Hazard on it’s way…

EDEN HAZARD !!

Alan
Alan
8 years ago

Opened talks in case nasri goes.Nasri stays talks will breakdown.

Isaac
Isaac
8 years ago

Cabaye, Mmmmmm.

Gooner92
Gooner92
8 years ago

Just how reliable is this source? I read we had made contact with hazard on another blog and there source was ESPN but I couldnt find any news on ESPN. This could be massive if this website get this right! I know were everyone will come for the news lol here but only if it’s true!

paul
8 years ago

Not to out a damon on things, but this is e likely scenario. We will not buy him, or anyone else significant for that matter. Players will leave – Clichy, Nasri, Cesc, Bendtner, Denilson. Young players will be promoted and new players will be given a second chance. The is is the Wenger way. If it works in the long-run, it will be a stroke of genius. And who are we to judge? Wenger knows far much more about the game and what the team needs than any of us. Why do you think he brought in Silvestre? Everyone thought… Read more »

paul
8 years ago

Not to put a dampener on things, but this is the likely scenario. We will not buy him, or anyone else significant for that matter. Players will leave – Clichy, Nasri, Cesc, Bendtner, Denilson. Young players will be promoted and new players will be given a second chance. The is is the Wenger way. If it works in the long-run, it will be a stroke of genius. And who are we to judge? Wenger knows far much more about the game and what the team needs than any of us. Why do you think he brought in Silvestre? Everyone thought… Read more »

Awesome English
Awesome English
8 years ago

I hope this is not true. Why wenger cant get it, that we will win nothing with these greedy foreigners playing for the arsenal. I say sell all the damned foreigners, and use that money to buy English players. One english player for each position is enough to win us titles and cups. All we need is Green, Cahill, Parker and Jack, and an true English Striker, Kevin Davies.

It time for Arsenal to be English again. The French have failed us.

Jasonisimo
Jasonisimo
8 years ago

Is this a joke?

RightBack
RightBack
8 years ago

Yes.. you are too true!!!!!!!! Lets fill the Arsenal team full of English World Cup and European cup winners!! We would dominate for years to come. Oh wait………

Jin
Jin
8 years ago

We need more [UNLIMITED] firepower. We all know technique is useless up front what you need is a proper striker who can bully defenders! Lets meet Andy Caroll’s minimum release clause?

okutuokemo
okutuokemo
8 years ago

we all knw wenger doesn’t sell to epl clubs and lille are going to the champions league and they’ll need experience so wenger to throw squillaci, clichy and 12mil and even Ryo Miyaichi on loan to compensate the loss of their phenemenal player!!

Hazard should be our main priority!!

Loose cannon
Loose cannon
8 years ago

I am Nigel Brown. I don’t exist. I make up rumours that amount to zilch.

I am Nigel Brown. 🙂

PS if Hazard comes, I’ll kill myself and post my autopsy live on a website. Won’t happen.

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GoonerLad
GoonerLad
8 years ago

What about Willian too? Nasri to Real for cash + Diarra?

Montlenyane Maromba
Montlenyane Maromba
8 years ago

oh my God…may wenger win ds battle..gooners lets not point fingers out coz our manager has hd lil cash to spend in d market previous seasons..n now a HAZARD is coming..h cn even giv em Chamackh coz w already got Gervino..also bring Cahil.Samba.Falcao.

hadi
hadi
8 years ago

he is liverpool player

Z-gun
Z-gun
8 years ago

Hazard shuld be replacing Theo on the right..given him some competitor in that role should help him be a more consistent player..arsenal shuld try hard to hold on to Samir & cesc..Samir can slot on left..that way clichy would have more security..coz Samir and clichy usually combine well..and sagna can mould hazard to his style..coz Theo is usually lost wen sagna runs up the flank..