England midfielder is trying to force transfer to Chelsea – report

Danny Drinkwater has handed in a transfer request at Leicester amid reported interest from Chelsea, say reports

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Danny Drinkwater has handed in a transfer request at Leicester City in a bid to try and force through a move to Chelsea, according to reports in the British media.

Sky Sports is reporting that the 27-year-old England midfielder has now made it clear that he wants to quit the Foxes amid talk of a possible move to Stamford Bridge before Thursday’s deadline.

The midfield has been touted as a target for the Blues this summer and it now remains to be seen whether Chelsea will be able to complete a deal before the 23:00 BST deadline on Thursday.

The same article, however, stats that Chelsea have so far failed to meet Leicester’s valuation of Drinkwater. The story says that a fee of around £25m is all that has been discussed until now.

The story also says that Leicester do not want to sell Drinkwater this summer as they consider him to be one of their most important players.

Chelsea have already landed Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco this summer, but the story says that the Blues are still keen on landing Drinkwater.

Antonio Conte is looking to build a squad capable of challenging for honours on four fronts this season as the Blues prepare for a return to the Champions League next month.

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