Chelsea FC hope to offload 28-year-old to Premier League rivals – report

Chelsea FC are prepared to sell Danny Drinkwater to West Ham this summer, according to a report

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Chelsea FC are hoping to sell Danny Drinkwater to West Ham United in the summer transfer window, according to a report in England.

The Telegraph, as quoted by The Sun, is reporting that the west London side are prepared to offload the England international at the end of the 2017-18 season following a disappointing campaign.

Chelsea FC boss Antonio Conte has used Drinkwater sparingly in the current campaign despite Tiemoue Bakayoko’s well-documented struggles this term.

The same article states that the Blues will be looking to recoup the £35m transfer fee that the west London outfit spent on the 28-year-old in last summer’s transfer window.

Drinkwater has struggled with injuries but the versatile midfielder was unable to hold down a starting spot when he was fit.

According to the same story, West Ham are interested in a potential deal to bring Drinkwater to the London Stadium.

However, the Hammers could be reluctant to meet Chelsea FC’s asking price given Drinkwater’s age and his injury problems this term.

The summer signing has started five games and has made seven substitute appearances in the Premier League in the current campaign.

Drinkwater was part of the Leicester team that won the Premier League title in 2015-16.

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