Lille set Hazard asking price
French champions will demand £43m for Belgian starlet
Last Updated: November 25, 2011 10:52am
Eden Hazard: Has admitted he would like to move on at the end of the season
Reigning French champions Lille have warned potential suitors of Eden Hazard that he will cost them over £40million.
The Ligue 1 outfit accept that their star playmaker is being courted by a number of Europe's top clubs and that he is likely to head for pastures new in the near future.
They are prepared to listen to offers, but have made it clear that they will only open talks with those sides that meet their asking price.
Lille believe Hazard is worth €50million (£43m) as he is one of football's brightest young talents.
Few sides could finance such a move, with the likes of Arsenal set to be priced out of the market.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris St Germain and Manchester United could still be in the running, though, with all four sides having expressed an interest in the 20-year-old.
Lille appreciate that there will come a time when they have to part with Hazard, but chairman Michel Seydoux insists they will not allow their most prized asset to leave on the cheap.
He said: "The price is €50m and this is clear in advance.
"We are at a time when the club is having a real discussion about what to do but it will depend on many factors.
"First, our economic potential and then it depends on the proposals we receive.
"Nobody is unsellable and you would be able to look for solutions in the market with the money we'd receive."