Lille midfielder Eden Hazard has told Belgian television he could join Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
Hazard, 21, is one of Europe's most sought-after talents and is reported to have attracted the interest of clubs including Real Madrid and Arsenal.
"Maybe it will be Tottenham. It is a great English club," he told
"I said that I would go to England and there is very good players [at Spurs]. I have not yet signed, this is going to happen soon," he added.
EDEN HAZARD FACTFILE
7 January 1991, La Louviere, Belgium
Lille, 131 appearances, 25 goals
25 caps for Belgium, one goal
Lille, Ligue 1 title and Coupe de France 2010-11
Hazard has repeatedly expressed a preference for joining a Premier League club but says he would also consider moving to Spain.
"Spain is perhaps more my style of game but [if I move there] it must be to either Barcelona or Real Madrid."
emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal
departures of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona
and Samir Nasri to Manchester City, but a move to Emirates Stadium last summer failed to materialise.
The Belgium international, who made his Lille debut as a 16-year-old and his international debut at 17, is under contract until 2015.
Last season he became the youngest player to win the Ligue 1 player of the year award after helping Lille complete a domestic double.