The 27-year-old Englishman is keen to play for the “Blues” and he is ready to tell his desire to join Chelsea to the Leicester board according to “Daily Mirror”. It is said that Chelsea are seriously interested in Drinkwater and that Chelsea already tried to bring him to the Stamford Bridge last summer. Antonio Conte is impressed by his work rate and his game intelligence. He didn’t take part at the friendly against Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday, because of a injury but there are reports that he faked the injury to force the move to Chelsea. However, for now there isn’t a offer for Drinkwater and Leicester insist he is not for sale.
After the departures of Nemanja Matic, Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Chelsea is likely to bring another central midfielder after Tiemoué Bakayoko. Conte isn’t satisfied with the number of options in the midfield he has, so it is to expect that Chelsea will sign a midfielder until the 31st August. Except Danny Drinkwater, there is also reported interest in Ross Barkley from Everton, Renato Sanches from FC Bayern and Jean Seri from OGC Nice.