Eden Hazard's hints at Real Madrid move before ankle fracture

Hazel Gray
June 6, 2017

His injury will be a blow for Conte as his side gear up for a return to the Champions League in 2017-18 having not featured in European competition last term.

This injury has ruled out Eden Hazard in the upcoming friendly game against the Czech Republic and Estonia in their World Cup qualifier.

Eden Hazard in Tubize, Belgium, June 4.

He is widely expected to undergo surgery immediately, though The Evening Standard have rubbished suggestions that he may only be sidelined for six weeks.

Belgium are top of World Cup Qualifying Group H, two points ahead of Greece.

Asked if he would like to see an offer, Hazard said: "Of course, that's all".

He added: "We won the league and if we want to achieve more, we have to improve and work more".

"Ive spent five years here, I know everything about the club", he says.

The injury may also affect Real Madrid's reported interest in Hazard, with the newly re-crowned Champions League winners strongly linked with a move for Chelsea's Player of the Year in recent weeks.

With just two years left on his current contract, however, the Blues know they must commit their star striker to a long-term extension sooner rather than later if they want to preserve his value. But you never know what will happen.

Eden Hazard believes Chelsea can make a big impression in next season's Champions League if they can bring in a couple of key additions.

Chelsea missed out on Champions League football this season after finishing tenth in the Premier League in the 2015/16 season, but will be back amongst Europe's elite following their comeback to win the English league title this season. I think everything is possible.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reiterated his desire to keep Hazard after he was instrumental in helping the Italian win the title in his first season in England but admitted that his future would depend on "the will of the player".

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