Drinkwater asks to leave Leicester amid Chelsea bids

Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko says he is not scared of the potential arrival of midfielder Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City.

Leicester insist Drinkwater will be staying unless a bid of over £30million is forthcoming while Chelsea seem to have stopped short of that valuation and are only willing to go up to £25million.


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

Chelsea are still interested in signing a whole host of new players before the transfer window closes on Thursday night, according to reports in the British media.


The Premier League champions are also lacking English players after not fielding any against Tottenham or Everton in their last two Premier League matches.

The two clubs are in talks over a fee, with Chelsea confident of striking a deal as boss Antonio Conte looks to renew the partnership between Drinkwater and N'Golo Kante that helped Leicester win the Premier League.


Bakayoko and Kante may be the first-choice duo in central midfield but any combination of Kante plus Fabregas, Drinkwater or Bakayoko would work.


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