Chelsea to sign Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater

Kristopher Nichols
August 5, 2017

Leicester, meanwhile, are reluctant to sell Drinkwater - 12 months on from offloading N'Golo Kante to Stamford Bridge - and reports suggest that the King Power Stadium outfit have placed a £30m price tag on the former Manchester United trainee.

The most recent player to have left Leicester City for Chelsea is N'Golo Kante, who departed past year for a hefty £30 million - we all know what happened next.

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has emerged as a transfer target for Premier League champions Chelsea, according to Sky Sports, as they seek a replacement for Nemanja Matic, who completed a £40 million move to rivals Manchester United on Monday.

The article claims that the 27-year-old is eager to leave the Foxes to work with the Italian manager.

Chelsea have reportedly informed Leicester City of their interest in Danny Drinkwater but insist they won't pay more than £30million for the transfer of the England worldwide.

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However Leicester are in no pressure to deal with because the England global recently committed in a new four years contract.

Leicester are expected to put up a big fight to keep hold of Drinkwater but Chelsea are exploring their options.

The Blues are also being linked with Everton's Ross Barkley in that position, while Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Juventus' Alex Sandro remain priorities for the wing-back positions.

Drinkwater played a key role as Leicester surprisingly won the Premier League title in 2015-16, but struggled for form last season as he contributed just one goal and three assists in all competitions.

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