Antonio Conte will be a busy man this summer as he has to make sure that his Chelsea side improves on their performances next season.
He has been looking to add some star players to his squad before the start of the next season but it will not be easy for him to lure his top transfer targets in a transfer market full of clubs searching for top class talents.
And it has just become all the more tougher for Conte this summer as he is now set to lose the club’s talisman Eden Hazard to a surgery.
The Belgian international has helped Chelsea to yet another league title, their second in three years and has been in impeccable form in front of goal.
Though Diego Costa is the highest goal scorer for the club, Hazard has been more productive in front of goal and is easily the most important player at Chelsea at the moment.
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This has seen Spanish giants Real Madrid scout for him, with reports suggesting that Zinedine Zidane is ready to make world record bid for the playmaker.
As if that was not enough trouble to handle, reports today suggest that Hazard is now out for three months, after picking up an injury in training with the national side.
He was due to play in Monday’s friendly with the Czech Republic and Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia but he picked up an ankle injury that now puts him in doubt for the start of the next season.
The 26-year old vowed to come back stronger after the injury and tweeted:
“Everything went well with my ankle operation, now I start the road to recovery!
“I will be stronger. Thank you for your support!!”
Everything went well with my ankle operation, now I start the road to recovery! I will be stronger. Thank you for your support!! pic.twitter.com/aokirnytkW
— Eden hazard (@hazardeden10) June 5, 2017
He also added a picture of him in the hospital, getting ready for a surgery.
It is now understood that Hazard completed his surgery successfully on Monday and is already on his way to a recovery.
However, he will be out of action for atleast three months and should not be able to play any football before the end of August.
This injury might actually help Chelsea fend off interests from Real Madrid.
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