Chelsea are set to make a second bid worth £27 million to try and tempt Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City – that’s according to The Telegraph.
The Blues have been reported to have a strong interest in the Leicester City midfielder, having already made an initial £15 million bid, which, as you’d expect, was rejected by the Foxes.
However, Antonio Conte is not ready to give up in his pursuit of the 27-year old, and he is ready to test City’s resolve with a fresh offer. Such a strong interest in Danny Drinkwater comes as a result of Nemanja Matic’s sale to Manchester United.
Although Chelsea have brought in Tiemoue Bakayoko to replace their Serbian midfielder, they are well short of numbers on the bench, with just 14 experienced players available. Danny Drinkwater won’t only solve that problem, but also offer a lot of quality, making him the perfect signing in every way.
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Leicester City have maintained their stance on the midfielder, making it be known that he isn’t for sale; however, every player has a price, and Drinkwater is no exception.
The Telegraph’s exclusive report also suggests that the East Midlands side will consider Danny Drinkwater’s sale, shall the Premier League Champions increase their offer to £40 million. Even if too much, Leicester City may well get their price because of the desperate situation that Chelsea find themselves in.
Financial gains are good, but what is to be asked here is: How will Leicester manage to replace Danny Drinkwater? The N’Golo Kante sized hole in the midfield is still haunting them, and another veteran’s departure will only add to their woes.