Drinkwater Move Edging Ever Closer
Chelsea`s attempts to bring Danny Drinkwater to the club are edging slowly forward. Along with his current team, Leicester City, the two protagonists are haggling the price to a suitable meeting point.
Chelsea have already put in an offer of £15m for the midfielder which the Foxes firmly rejected. However according The Daily Mail the Chelsea transfer team are keen to up the bid to £25m with the incentive of unspecified add-on clauses, bumping the deal upwards. The paper believe this deal will be rejected again as Leicester play hardball. They hope to take the £40m Chelsea received from the sale of Nemanja Matic to United.
Drinkwater, who is currently 'injured`, would fill a gap in Chelsea`s midfield that the sale of the Serbian left. Add to that, he could reform the successful partnership with N`golo Kante that saw the Premier League title go to the King Power Stadium and the deal starts to make sense. The Mail believe a third offer of £30m plus add-ons would get the move on the road to a conclusion. Drinkwater would not be an automatic starter for Chelsea, but at 27, and with the inevitable pay rise that would come, it will need careful consideration by the player and his associates.
As Chelsea`s current squad situation is looking slim to say the least, any addition to bolster it would be most welcome.