Chelsea to make £27 million bid for Leicester City midfielder


Antonio Conte appears to have cooled his interest in Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater after the Premier League champions failed to make a second bid for the England midfielder, reports The Telegraph.

However, the England worldwide is reportedly not concerned and is keen to test himself at Stamford Bridge.

Law wrote Chelsea will make a second offer for Drinkwater as part of a plan to sign up to three players before this summer's transfer window closes on August 31.

'You know when you have good players there might be an interest in them.

Drinkwater would also improve their mandate in the homegrown segment, with the Blues severely lacking in that department following the departure of John Terry and others.

However, Leicester are under no pressure to sell as they hold the upper hand on the midfielder after Drinkwater committed his long-term future to the club by agreeing to a new four-year deal last summer.

Chelsea are in desperate need of reinforcements and have just 14 experienced players in their squad for the start of the Premier League season.

Drinkwater and Kante were key figures in the Foxes winning the Premier League two seasons ago as they partnered each other in a midfield that outplayed the rest of the division and the England global is believed to be interested in a reunion with his former teammate.

Danny Drinkwater is certainly a solid midfielder and will always put in consistent performances when given the chance.

However, the arrival of Drinkwater will not solve all of Chelsea's problems and the defending champions should certainly look to add a couple of more big names before the transfer window ends.