Vieira stalks Ferguson target
Eden Hazard confirmed he wants a Premier League move after being watched by top scouts for Manchester United and City on Sunday night.
Manchester City football development executive Patrick Vieira and Red Devils scout Martin Ferguson watched the Belgian star inspire Lille to a 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday evening.
The 21-year-old, rated in the £25million bracket, levelled the score from the penalty spot before his sublime pass set up Lille's winner - a performance which should have sent the spies scurrying back to Manchester with glowing recommendations.
Hazard has been strongly tipped to join United after Sir Alex Ferguson complimented the player after a personal scouting mission to France in March.
City boss Roberto Mancini and Spurs manager Harry Redknapp have also been across the channel to watch Hazard play over the course of the season and the forward has revealed he wishes to make a move to the Premier League this summer.
Speaking to Canal+, Hazard said: "Paris [PSG] is interesting, but my objective is to go to the Premier League, because I have had my time in France. I want to finish the season with Lille and then go to England."
Lille president Michel Seydoux admitted last Wednesday that Hazard was keen to leave France, while City boss Mancini claimed the forward would be "perfect" for his side.