Eden Hazard undergoes ankle surgery; likely to miss beginning of next season

He moved quickly to undergo surgery to fix the issue, and will now be sidelined until September, as per The Sun. "He is expected to return to training in approximately three months".

Hazard remain important figure in Chelsea's title winning season where he scored 16 goals for the blues as Conte bagged his first trophy in Chelsea.

Hazard sustained a fractured ankle during a training session with Belgium, ruling him out of Monday's friendly against Czech Republic and the World Cup qualifier with Estonia on Friday.

Hazard had even said that he would consider a move to Santiago Bernabeu if Real made an offer.

The Belgian midfielder said he was keen to experience success in the Champions League, but added he could also fulfil his ambition at Chelsea.

"When I play I always try to pass to him, or look for him to make a run which opens up the space for me to come inside", he continued.

"I only know that I still have a contract with Chelsea for three seasons and that we just had an awesome 2016-17 campaign".

"In football you never know, but at the moment it's not in my mind".

Reports in England state that Real Madrid have met with the player's representatives up to three times, and Chelsea could receive an offer of €115 million for the Belgian. We want to continue on this path and want to build on this in the Champions League.

  • Julie Sanders