Chelsea reportedly agree terms with three teams for Thorgan Hazard loan exit

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Schalke 04, VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach are apparently keen on the player.

Yesterday saw Belgium make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 2-1 after extra time victory over the USA - and there was a serious Chelsea connection behind the success.

The first goal was scored by former Blue Kevin De Bruyne, assisted by Romelu Lukaku. The second was scored by the Chelsea striker after a through ball from De Bruyne, who himself was set away by Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

Add in the contribution from Thibaut Courtois, who made a brave save from Clint Dempsey in extra-time, and it is fair to say that Chelsea played a big part in the success of the Red Devils last night.

And they could have had one more player involved, but he didn't quite make the cut for the final squad. The little brother of Eden, Thorgan Hazard, had an excellent 2013-14 on loan at Zulte Waregem - winning awards galore including the Golden Shoe as Belgian Pro League's best player.

But with an abundance of attacking talent he just missed out on the cut.

Next season is set to be key for little Hazard - as he looks set to be sent out on loan to prove his worth to Jose Mourinho as a first-team Chelsea player.

Mourinho is keen on the player - made evident by his decision to check him out in action live at the end of last season.

Spanish side Valencia were keen on the player, but Chelsea are keen on sending him to German football. Now it is reported they have agreed terms with three Bundesliga clubs over a loan move - with the decision now, ultimately, lying with Thorgan.

The three sides in question are VfL Wolfsburg, Borussia Monchengladbach and Schalke 04. Chelsea have good relations with Wolfsburg, while an ambitious Gladbach side are eyeing a Champions League qualification assault in 2014-15. But early reports suggest it is a move to the Gelsenkirchen that appeals most to Hazard.

He has plenty of time to make a decision, one which could prove important to the rest of his career - so he is right to take his time.

But in truth either of the three moves would be good for the player. The Bundesliga is similar in style to the Premier League and he would likely get regular first-team football at either of the three clubs.

So Thorgan has a decision to make, while Chelsea will just have to sit back and see how he gets on.

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