Guus Hiddink has made it clear to Eden Hazard to forget about any move to PSG because he is too good for the French League.
The French champions are said to be long-term admirers of the Belgian star and Hazard also seemed to give them a hope ahead of their Champions League clash by admitting, “it would be hard be hard to say no” to the PSG.
But Chelsea’s caretaker boss Hiddink, who will be without injured skipper John Terry, didn’t like the recent revelation and insisted the top stars in Europe would never choose France as the Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga are far more prestigious.
Hiddink clarified: “They (PSG) have big targets to win the Champions League.
“Step by step, they have gathered a reputation that they are very serious to be one of the biggest teams in Europe, so this challenge I can understand.
“But it is a different league, they are now ahead I think 24 points. It is not a bad league, but this team is on top of that.
“For me, I think big, big, big players always like to be in the biggest league which is the Premier League and La Liga, and also the Bundesliga.”
Hiddink also warned Hazard, whose contract with Chelsea runs till 2020 – to prove himself at Stamford Bridge before even thinking about big moves to PSG or Real Madrid.
The veteran Dutch manager also thinks PSG must prove themselves in the Champions League as the French league has become too easy for them.
Hiddink further said: “First he (Hazard) must now get fit and show he is a top player and then for Chelsea, which is a top club, he can be of huge value.
“In the near future, there will be more speculation about who is coming here or who is going but I don’t go into that.
“They (PSG) take this game very seriously because they want to be one of the main clubs in Europe. The focus for them, as it is for us, is on winning the Champions League – even more because it is a little bit expected from their side and the outside world.
“They rest five or six players in the last game so they are taking this very, very seriously. They have the luxury to do that, we don’t.”
Hazard earlier in an interview with Le Parisien said that right now he is happy to stay at Chelsea and win more titles despite making warm remarks about PSG and Real Madrid but also revealed there is a possibility that he may switch London for Paris as he would find much more opportunity to win titles with the runaway Ligue 1 leaders.
Hazard told: “There is always uncertainty in football. If we stick to the contract, I’ll still be at Chelsea next season.
“Even if things are complicated this season, I am at Chelsea. I’m in a good group that can win trophies every season.”
There were several reports in the January Transfer Window that suggested Chelsea were ready to sell the Belgian if any club stepped up responding their £80m price tag.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s new manager Zinedine Zidane also has identified the Belgian as his top priority target in a potential £250m spending spree this summer.But now it seems PSG could be leading the race to secure the service of Hazard, signed for £32m from Lille in 2012, back to France.