Paris Saint German defender Thiago Silva says Chelsea winger Eden Hazard would be welcome in the French capital should he eventually move to the Ligue 1 side.

Hazard netted a hat-trick in the Blues' win over Newcastle United as Jose Mourinho's men leapt to the Premier League summit.

Such was the standard of Hazard's performance that Chelsea boss Mourinho labelled him the best young player in the world as the 23 year old enhanced his status as the Premier League's finest asset.

The former Lille wide man has previously been linked with a move to big-spending PSG and Silva, whose side remain five points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after drawing with Monaco, says Hazard would be welcome in the French capital.

"It's normal that a president discusses [transfers] with the players," the Brazil defender told L'Equipe.

"When there is a new name that comes out in the press, the president discusses it with us. Sometimes, I speak directly to Zlatan [Ibrahimovic]. It's normal to ask ourselves if a player can make us us stronger.

"I would welcome [Hazard] with open arms, like we did with all our recruits. We need players like him to achieve our project and win everything. He is so strong tactically and technically. All the great players are welcome in Paris."

Despite the public desire to see Hazard join PSG not representing an illegal approach for the Belgium international, Silva is likely to unsettle Hazard, who was named in the PFA Team of the Year and won the Europa League in his maiden season with Chelsea last year.

Under Mourinho Hazard has scored 14 goals this season, including 12 domestically to spark debate over whether he is the Premier League's best player.

PSG's ruthless spending spree under the ownership of the Qatar Investment Authority has seen them land some of the world's best players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani and money would likely be no object should they stage a bid for Chelsea's Hazard.