Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, stating that if he does return to France it will be to re-join his former club Lille.
Hazard helped Chelsea to win the Premier League title last season and is widely seen as one of the standout players in the division.
Paris Saint-Germain are assembling one of the most eye-catching squads in world football, and there have been suggestions that Hazard could be their next target following the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
However, although he admitted that Ligue 1 is “attractive”, Hazard stressed that he has no intention of joining PSG.
As reported by goal, Hazard said: “There are some big clubs, and it was an attractive league even when I played in it six years ago.
“Big stars want to play in Ligue 1, and that is a good thing. But if I am to return it will be to play for Lille – they are my club.
“I still have a career to carve out, with a number of seasons ahead of me.”
Hazard missed the start of the season through injury but the winger is closing in on a return to full sharpness, having featured as a substitute in Chelsea’s last three games.
Last season Hazard was unstoppable at times – he scored 16 goals and created 89 chances in the Premier League, producing some outstanding performances in the process.
Hazard is set to make his first Chelsea start of the season in tomorrow night’s Carabao Cup third round tie against Crystal Palace.