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Hazard to weigh up his options

EDEN HAZARD has confirmed he is heading to England and the role he is offered will be a key factor when he chooses between the Manchester clubs and Champions League winners Chelsea.

Belgian forward Hazard, 21, is poised to leave French club Lille for an expensive transfer to the Premier League, where he has been coveted by several clubs.

He claims three of the biggest teams in the country are now waiting to hear if he will accept their approaches.

Hazard said: "I do not know when I'll make a decision about my future club.

"It will anyway be Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea.

"The decision will depend on the amount of play I would see and the position where I would play.

"Not everyone can say that he can make a choice between the three top clubs."

Hazard's agent John Bico said this week that agreement on personal terms has been reached with all parties interested in the young Belgium international.

Lille, however, said at the start of the week that they had not received a firm bid for Hazard.

QPR retain Harriman

QPR HAVE signed up Irish youngster Michael Harriman on a new deal, writes Aidan Fitzmaurice.

The teenager, capped at U19 level by the Republic, made the breakthrough to the first team at Loftus Road last season, making his Premier League debut against Wigan, and now Mark Hughes has shown his faith in the defender by handing him a new contract.

"I've been at the club for a while now and there's no other place that I'd rather be at the moment," Harriman said.

"The club's got some big ambitions and I'm hoping to be a part of those.

"My aim over the next couple of years is to try and become a regular in the first team side."

Harriman, who qualifies through the parentage rule, made his Irish debut in an U18 defeat by Turkey in 2008 alongside current U21 stars like Jeff Hendrick and Aaron McCarey.


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