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Hazard won't accept bit-part role

ESPN staff
May 24, 2012
Eden Hazard is hoping to play the No. 10 role for his next club © Getty Images

Lille star Eden Hazard has told Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea that he will not accept a bit-part role at his new club.

The 21-year-old is currently considering offers from City, United and Chelsea and his agent has said the forward plans to announce his next move after Belgium's friendly game with England at Wembley on June 2.

Reports in France had claimed that he had agreed a five-year contract with United, but he maintains that he is still weighing up his options. "I do not know when I'll make a decision about my future club," he said in HLN. "It will be Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea."

Hazard is flattered to have the three Premier League giants chasing him, but is confident enough to demand regular playing time.

He said: "My decision will depend on my position and how much playing time I will get. Not everyone can say that they have a choice between three top clubs."

Hazard also said he was enjoying his playmaker role for the Belgian national team. "I'm happy that I'm playing for the Red Devils [Belgium] in my best position, as a true No. 10," he said.

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