Chelsea set to sign Danny Drinkwater

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Blues retain an interest in a number of players as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his squad before the deadline.

Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater has handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move to reigning Premier League champions Chelsea, reports Sky Sports.

N'Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas are all vying for a starting position under Conte, and Wilkins does not think Drinkwater will be able to leapfrog the esteemed trio and secure a regular starting position at Chelsea.

The Blues take on Leicester City in their next Premier League game at the King Power Stadium after the worldwide break.

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 past year to move to Stamford Bridge, where he was a major factor as the Blues stormed to the title.

Drinkwater would reunite with his former teammate Ngolo Kante with the midfield duo who played a vital role in Leicester City's stunning Premier League win in 2015.

He could also join current Leicester team-mate Riyad Mahrez in London after Chelsea were said to be in talks with the playmaker over a £46.5million switch on Tuesday. I am not scared of anyone.

  • Stacy Allen