International Star Hands In Transfer Request To Force £30m Chelsea Move
Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has handed in a transfer request to try and force through a potential £30m move to Chelsea
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the final days of the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Danny Drinkwater is desperate to join Chelsea…
Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has handed in a transfer request to try and force through a potential £30m move to Chelsea, according to the Evening Standard.
Antonio Conte is desperately trying to further strengthen his squad before Thursday night’s deadline and he needs another midfielder after selling Nemanja Matic to Manchester United and Nathan Chalobah to Watford.
The Blues have already missed out on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after he snubbed a move to Chelsea in favour of Liverpool so it’s imperative Conte lands his other prime target; Drinkwater.
Chelsea have been chasing the England international in recent weeks but have struggled to agree terms with Leicester with the Evening Standard claiming their latest £25m bid was rejected.
The newspaper claims the Foxes are wanting at least £30m for Drinkwater’s signature and Chelsea are expected to submit a third offer but it remains to be seen whether it will match their valuation.
It looks like Drinkwater is trying to take matters in to his own hands as the Evening Standard claims the 27-year-old handed in a transfer request earlier this week to try and force through a move to west London.
It hasn’t done the trick yet but the good news for Chelsea is that the two clubs are still negotiating and the report says Leicester are now on the look out for potential replacements.
So it appears Chelsea will be clear to sign Drinkwater as long as the Foxes can sign another midfielder before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday night.
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If Conte gets his man, then Drinkwater will have the opportunity to rekindle his partnership with N’Golo Kante but he’ll face stiff competition from the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas for a starting spot in the middle of the park.
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