Hazard Voted French Player Of The Year

Exciting Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has been voted the French Player of the Year by his peers.

The 20-year-old Hazard, who has been the subject of much transfer speculation from Arsenal, Real Madrid and Spurs, was instrumental in Lille winning the double of the Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France this season.

Hazard scored seven goals and created nine assists this season. He made his Lille debut as a 16-year-old and recently signed a new contract with the club until 2015.

Hazard had won the Young Player of the Year over the past two seasons. He won Sunday’s award ahead of teammate Moussa Sow – the league’s top scorer – Lorient forward Kevin Gameiro and Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Nene.

Wenger Keen On Lorient’s Manga

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is hoping to raid Lorient for a defender again this summer.

The Mirror believes Arsenal have scouted Lorient defender Bruno Ecuele Manga, 22.

Manga replaced Laurent Koscielny in the Lorient line-up when he signed for Arsenal last summer.

Wenger is eager to add a new centre-half to his squad this summer after a string of dissappoint defensive displays this season.