Chelsea to sign Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater

Chelsea to sign Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater

Chelsea to sign Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater

The Premier League champions have just cashed in on Nemanja Matic, who has joined Manchester United in a deal worth £40million, and Blues boss Antonio Conte is keen to draft in a replacement.

The Premier League champions recently acquired Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco, however, the Italian manager is still reportedly eager to add another midfielder to his squad.

Chelsea are looking to complete the signing of Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, Goal can confirm.

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That seems like a very reasonable fee in today's market for an England global who still has three years left to run on his contract so I think it would be great business by Chelsea if they could get a deal agreed.

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And Conte is keen to secure England global Drinkwater as soon as possible, with the Blues kicking off their title defence against Burnley on August 12.

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Barkley, meanwhile, could be available for decent prices this summer due to both only having a year left on their contracts with their current clubs.

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

The former Italy boss has also looked into the possibility of bringing in Bayern Munich " s Renato Sanches, but ambitious Serie A outfit AC Milan appear to be his preferred destination.

Conte enjoyed great success by delivering the title to Chelsea in his first season last term, but has been desperate to strengthen his team with a number of additions this summer.

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