Careful Laurent Blanc, you are on camera!
For many weeks, Paris Saint Germain have made no secret that they are firm admirers of Chelsea's gifted forward Eden Hazard, a player who has scored 14 and set up nine goals to return an attacking efficiency average of a goal or assist every 119 minutes he is on a Premier League field.
In the past fortnight alone, the Daily Telegraph intimated that PSG would launch a dual bid for Oscar and Hazard, while L'Equipe suggested the Parisans would be willing to offer £45m. The Metro meanwhile, just three days ago, implied Hazard's future would end up being decided by his wife.
Last Tuesday, the entire club and the capacity crowd at Parc des Princes all had a chance to witness Hazard up close as the Blue was seemingly the only player who left France having put in a commendable performance. At Stamford Bridge, though, he only played a third of the first half… yet when he made his way off the field, he shook hands with Blanc, had his back slapped by the Frenchman and perhaps even would have heard an encouraging word or two in his ear.
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With statistics as impressive as the above, it is easy to see why Jose Mourinho wishes to keep hold of his attacking asset, even if he did jokingly state that if PSG bid £150m then he would be resigned to do business.
But perhaps that's what Blanc said… he told him just how highly he values him.
Whatever it was, it looks enough to have shocked a member of the the Chelsea staff who has his hand firmly clasped over his mouth!