Eden Hazard is the latest big-name player to be linked with a move to Paris St Germain, but the Belgian international insists he doesn’t care.
The former Lille forward left France for Chelsea in the summer of 2012, and it took him little time to get used to life in the Premier League. But if his debut season in England was impressive, he has found another gear this time round, and he has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting talents in European football.
Hazard was again on top form on Saturday afternoon, when he struck all three goals in a win against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge, which contributed to the Blues opening up a single-point lead at the top of the table. And with last 16 ties in both the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup on the agenda, a treble could be achieved this season.
So it is little wonder that the 23-year-old is feeling content with life in London. And when reports of mega-rich PSG lining up a summer offer for his signature, he is quite happy to thank them for their supposed interest and shrug his shoulders at the same time, as he focuses all his attention of helping Jose Mourinho’s side to glory.
“It’s good to read that the PSG is interested in me. But I don’t care,” he told L’Equipe. “I never thought to leave Chelsea. I am feeling good at this club and I still have much to do here. I know very well what I have in mind. Nobody is going to change my mind. My goal is to be the best with Chelsea. I think my best years are ahead of me.”
Chelsea continue their quest for a first Premier League title since 2010 on Tuesday night, when they travel to relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion. They then return to the Etihad Stadium, the scene of a memorable 1-0 win earlier this month, to take on Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday evening. And later this month they will resume their Champions League campaign against Didier Drogba and Galatasaray.