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Chelsea will firm up their interest in highly-rated Belgian youngster Eden Hazard by lodging a £20m bid.
The Lille forward was in sensational form last season, helping his side to the Ligue 1 title and earning Frances Player of the Year accolade.
A host of top European clubs have showed an interest, including Arsenal and Inter Milan, but now Chelsea appear to be frontrunners to sign the prodigious talent having made an enquiry regarding a transfer.
According to sources, Blues boss Andre-Villas is a huge fan of the playmaker and is plotting a £20m bid as he looks to add more creativity to his side.
Since arriving from Porto in June, Villas-Boas has spoken of the importance of intelligent players who can operate between the lines, bringing fluidity to Chelseas rigid system.
Hazard, 20, is a player who fits into this category and is considered a defender's nightmare, possessing an ability to dribble at pace and breeze past opposition players.
But the youngsters attitude has often been called into question and he was recently dropped from the Belgium squad for misconduct.
Hazard will miss the friendly against Slovenia after a breach of discipline during the Uefa European Championship qualifier against Turkey when he stormed straight down the tunnel when substituted on 60 minutes.
Villas-Boas is renowned for his manmanagement skills and he is confident of helping theprecocious talentmature into a well-rounded player.
Should Villas-Boas seal a deal for Hazard, it could be the third Belgian starlet to arrive at Stamford Bridge this summer, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was signed from Genk and Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku is set to compete his move later this week.