Chelsea starlet Hazard used to try to bring Monaco to the table by Zulte-Waregem

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Chelsea loanee Thorgan Hazard's progress in Belgium is being highlighted as Zulte-Waregem attempt an ambitious tie up with AS Monaco.

Eden Hazard is not the only talented footballer in his family. His brother Thorgan Hazard is also contracted to Chelsea and has spent the last two seasons out on loan.

The younger Hazard has been with Belgian side Zulte-Waregem, winning the Golden Ball award for the best player in the Jupiler Pro League.

It's easy to see why, the attacking midfielder has an impressive 11 goals and 19 assists already this season.

Already conceding they have little chance of signing him permanently, now the ambitious Belgian side are targeting a deal of a different kind.

Inspired by the success of Hazard, Zulte are seeking to agree a sporting tie up with Ligue 1 big spenders AS Monaco, which would see them loaned exciting talents who are not ready for the first team in the principality.

The model would emulate the Chelsea and Vitesse Arnhem tie up in Holland, with Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade reporting that Monaco and Zulte-Waregem are 'close to an agreement.'

The paper report that the positive way Thorgan Hazard has developed during his two year spell is a key part of convincing Monaco that Zulte are the right side to partner with.

Carl Balliere, chairman, added: "The aim is to gain experience. Young players who do not get the opportunity to play in Monaco, in our experience. They have already seen what we can do."

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