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By ESPN Staff

Garcia: Hazard happy with Lille

Lille coach Rudi Garcia has hinted highly-rated midfielder Eden Hazard is happy to stay with the French champions despite speculation linking him to some of Europe's top clubs.

• Garcia confused by Hazard talk

Hazard, 20, became the youngest player to be named Ligue 1 Player of the Year last season after scoring 12 goals in 52 appearances for Lille in all compeitions and has reportedly found himself the subject of interest from Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Paris St Germain this summer.

But while Garcia admitted a future move cannot be ruled out, he insisted the Belgium international is focused on the task in hand at Lille.

"During his holiday, he was far away from all the hype,'' Garcia said in L'Equipe. "He is well and feeling good, and like the others, he wants to build on what we achieved last season. He is happy with us and knows there are challenges for him here, such as Champions League football.

"Beyond that, we cannot be categorical. If he leaves one day, it can be for a top European club, but it must be somewhere where he will play.''

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