Laurent Blanc rules out Eden Hazard swoop

Laurent Blanc Paris Saint-Germain boss

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Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc says it is highly unlikely that Eden Hazard will be leaving Chelsea for the France champions this summer.

PSG have already swooped on Stamford Bridge to land David Luiz and reports are rife that they want to sign Hazard as well.

Blanc is a big admirer of the former Lille man and has made no secret of his desire to sign him. However, Chelsea have other ideas and Jose Mourinho has no intention of cashing in on him.

Hazard himself has also admitted he is happy at Chelsea and will not be pushing for a move when he returns from the World Cup with Belgium.

It looks as though Blanc has given up all hope of luring Hazard away, as he has said: “Hazard is a top player, but I think Chelsea want to keep him.

“A lot of players are going to be mentioned, but we have already got our priority, David Luiz. We’re going to wait a bit before making any more signings. Be patient.”

Meanwhile, Blanc has also revealed that several players will be heading for the exit door with Ezequiel Lavezzi, Marquinhos and Javier Pastore being linked with moves elsewhere.

He added: “Some players will ask to leave, we’ll have to see. For the moment, that’s not the case. We’re going to bring in some players, one or two, of great quality.”

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