Arsene Wenger says he was close to signing Eden Hazard from Lille before Chelsea came along with a better offer.
The Arsenal boss discussed the deal with Hazard's agent at his home, but he could not compete with Chelsea's financial power.
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In just 24 hours the offer was retweeted more than a thousand times on Twitter.
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They took a week-and-a-half to put up and cost £30,000.