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Eden Hazard is set to deal a blow to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester rivals City and United by snubbing a move to the Barclays Premier League in favour of joining Real Madrid or Inter Milan.

The Belgium star, a club-mate of Joe Cole at Lille, is also admired at Barcelona, but Real remain favourites to sign Hazard with the player said to be ready to pursue a dream move to the Bernabeu.

However, Hazard also appeared to open the door to the Italian giants by admitting he is pleased to be linked to the club.

‘Inter is a fantastic squad,’ Hazard told Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport. ‘They have great champions. If you play for a club like Inter you have to be considered a top player.

‘Of course the interests of top clubs can only please me.

‘When a great club like Inter that has won so much wants me, this can only make me proud.’

The English clubs’ hopes of landing Hazard appear all but over with Madrid director of football Zinedine Zidane recommending to the club’s powerbrokers that they add the attacking midfielder to Jose Mourinho’s squad, according to the Mirror.

The 20-year-old insists, however, that he will not make a decision regarding his future until the end of the season.

‘For the time being I’m not thinking about the future,’ Hazard said.

‘My focus is on Lille. It’s my agent that takes care of negotiations.’

Lille will demand at least £40million for the 20-year-old star and big-spending Paris St Germain were lining up a huge bid, only for Hazard to insist he would be leaving France altogether next summer.

‘I am ready to go to the next level at a big club,’ Hazard told French newspaper L’Equipe last month. ‘I won’t leave in January. It would be silly to do so. But it’s my last season at Lille.

‘I stayed with Lille this year because I still had things to work on and prove. But now I’m ready. I feel able to play in another country.’

Hazard was instrumental in Lille winning the French league and the French Cup last season and was voted the Ligue 1’s Player of the Year by his fellow professionals.

Hazard is under contract with Lille until June 2015.

Source: DailyMail

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