Chelsea target Danny Drinkwater asks to leave Leicester City

Chelsea set to sign Danny Drinkwater
Chelsea: Blues close in on Leicester star, Cagliari eye departing striker
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31 August, 2017

Reports suggest the England midfielder has handed in a transfer request at Leicester as he looks to force through a move to Chelsea but Wilkins believes he would struggle for game-time at Stamford Bridge.

Mahrez has been strongly linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium all summer after handing in a formal transfer request at the end of last season.

Leicester are reported to be holding out for a fee in the region of £40 million for Drinkwater, with Chelsea hoping to sign him for £30m.

Blues boss Antonio Conte is keen to get Drinkwater in to replace Nemanja Matic and play alongside his former team-mate N'Golo Kante, with the pair enjoying a great partnership in the Foxes' shock Premier League title success in 2015-16.

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He is eager to re-form Drinkwater's impressive partnership with N'Golo Kante as the pair were a formidable combination before the Frenchman left the King Power Stadium a year ago to move to Stamford Bridge, where he was a major factor as the Blues stormed to the title.

The 27-year-old had a key role to play in Leicester's title winning season two years back, but he has yet to feature this term after picking up a thigh strain.

"If Danny comes to Chelsea, (Tiemoue) Bakayoko has cost £40million, Kante everybody loves".


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