HIGHLY-RATED Belgian forward Eden Hazard has put the Premier League’s top clubs on red-alert by announcing his intention to leave Lille.
Hazard had been tipped to make the move from the Stade Lille-Metropole in the summer with Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all interested in securing his services.
The 20-year-old decided to remain in France for the current campaign but has since expressed his desire to leave the French Champions for a bigger club at the end of the season.
"I am ready to go to the next level at a big club," Hazard told L'Equipe. "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."
Qatari-backed Paris Saint Germain are reportedly prepared to pay around £45 million to secure his signature, however Hazard has stated his desire to move abroad.
"Paris is not for now," he said. "Paris is magical, as they say. Of course it attracts me. But for now, no, I will not go there.
"I do not want to go to a rival of Lille's in France. It would be inconsistent. The fans would not understand."
Hazard is contracted to Lille until 2015 and represented his country 24 times, having scored his first international goal against Kazakhstan earlier this month.