Duo want Hazard and Oscar at PSG
Yohan Cabaye and Lucas Moura have said they would love to see Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Oscar join them at Paris Saint-Germain.
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Cabaye, 28, and Hazard, 23, were part of the Lille side that won the French Double in the 2010-11 season, before the former moved on to Newcastle United.
He was joined in the Premier League by the Belgium international a year later, and during a video chat session organised by PSG, Cabaye revealed he is keen to be reunited with his former teammate at the Parc des Princes.
"Hazard is 'the' player for Chelsea," the France international, who could come face-to-face with Hazard when their clubs meet in next month's Champions League quarterfinal, said.
"He'll be a player to watch. He can make the difference at any time, be dangerous with each acceleration. But everyone knows that. He knows me, I know him. There will be a way of stopping him. We mustn't focus only on him, but we have to be careful.
"Hazard is the player I'd like to see at PSG. He would do a lot of good to Paris and the league. He's one of the best players against whom I've played."
The Cabaye-Hazard reunion will not be the only one when the French and English league leaders meet at the Parc des Princes on April 2.
PSG forward Lucas, 21, came through the youth ranks at Sao Paulo with Oscar, 22, before the now-Chelsea player joined Internacional in 2010.
"Oscar is a very good player," Lucas told footmercato.net. "A rare talent in today's football, given his qualities. I would be very happy if he came here to PSG. I think he would help us a lot. The more quality players there are, the better it is for the squad. Also, he's a very good friend of mine. I would be very happy if he came to PSG, the club too."
While all is currently rosy on the pitch at PSG, off it, the club appear to have cause for concern, according to L'Equipe, with a report on Wednesday claiming the Ligue 1 champions could fall foul of UEFA's financial fair play regulations.
The sports daily claims PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and CEO Jean-Claude Blanc may not have entirely convinced UEFA that the mega contract signed with the Qatar Tourism Authority falls within the regulations.
The deal brings the club an estimated 200 million euros annually and allows them to remain within the 45 million-euro deficit allowed by the FFP rules for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 campaigns.
However, should UEFA rule that the contract is merely a medium through which the club's Qatari owners are injecting funds, it would no longer meet FFP guidelines, leaving PSG with too big a deficit in the governing body’s eyes.
That would leave the club open to a range of UEFA sanctions, from a warning through to exclusion from continental competition.
The governing body is due to hand down its first rulings to clubs at the end of April or early May.