Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has spectacularly claimed that a move to PSG would help Eden Hazard become a better player.
In statements sure to worry boss Jose Mourinho given the fact Hazard will spend the summer away with his international manager, the former Schalke midfielder commented on Chelsea's star man between the side's Champions League quarter finals.
‘It’s an opportunity to be taken into serious consideration if he wants to be part of the category of players who make the difference,’ Wilmots is reported to have told Le 10 Sport, a French TV channel.
‘It’s time to raise his level. Hazard and Ibrahimovic are two different players – but highly complementary.’
Eden Hazard has been in sensational form for Chelsea this season, scoring 17 goals and setting up 10 in 46 matches. It is the sort of form that saw Jose Mourinho describe the Belgian as the best young player in the world. He is currently out for two weeks with a calf injury sustained early on in the second leg match with PSG at Stamford Bridge.
Quite whether a switch back to Ligue 1 would be of benefit to Hazard is likely to be a highly contested position, especially given the general lower standard of play on display there.
It would be a harsh irony if Chelsea get talked into accepting a bid for their top player, given that they themselves have been familiar pursuers of players over the last decade, backed by Roman Abramovich's billions.
The Metro reports that Chelsea are likely to rebuff any attempts for their prized possession, despite PSG offering near world record figures.
And though PSG may be a little more flash with their cash than Abramovich nowadays, the Russian will in no way feel obliged to sell for business reasons.