Lille's Hazard signs new deal

Lille's exciting young Belgian international Eden Hazard signed a new contract with his highflying French club. The 20-year-old put pen to paper tying him to Lille until 2015.

"I'm with Lille 100 per cent," said Hazard. "I'm keen [to remain with Lille] but in football nothing is certain. There are still three months [of this season] to play. I will tackle them with all my heart and we'll have to time to talk afterwards," he said.

Lille manager Rudi Garcia welcomed Hazard's decision, stating: "If Eden has signed an extension it's because he wants to be with us. It's a strong signal."

Hazard, voted the French first division's most promising player in the last two seasons, has scored seven goals in all competitions this campaign as his side chase their first Ligue 1 title since 1954.