International Star Hands In Transfer Request To Force £30m Chelsea Move

By on August 30, 2017

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.

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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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2 Comments

  1. Pete

    August 30, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Well…no player can ‘force’ a transfer…especially when they signed a 5 year deal less than 12 months ago.
    I think you will find the price is £40m…he aint going anywhere until the price is north of £35m.
    If a club stump up…he can leave. Down the pecking order at the KP now…4th choice midfielder, he should fit in at Chelsea.

  2. Chewing Nut

    August 30, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    I’m a Leicester fan and even I think ‘International Star’ is stretching things a bit. If DD wants to go then that’s fine – he can go with my best wishes. I don’t really care about what money he goes for either as it’s not my money. And I also don’t care about what he can or can’t do for Chelsea as all they want is an English player to meet EUFA squad rules for Champions League. If he gets on the bench in the PL for them I think he’ll have done well.

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