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Leicester line up £20million offer to bring Danny Drinkwater back from Chelsea

By bringing Jorginho on board there looks to be little need for the England international at Chelsea, especially with the influx of players returning to Stamford Bridge from loan spells

Danny Drinkwater could be making the move back to Leicester after struggling to fit into the FA Cup winner’s side.

Chelsea are reportedly prepared to let the England international leave, but they could well be looking at a loss of up to £15m.

Danny Drinkwater has lacked game-time at Chelsea and could well be heading back to Leicester this summer

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Danny Drinkwater has lacked game-time at Chelsea and could well be heading back to Leicester this summer

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Drinkwater signed for the London club at the final hour last summer, but Chelsea have not got the best out of him due to a series of injuries.

According to Teamtalk, the Foxes are willing to stump up some cash to bring Drinkwater back to the King Power Stadium if he is not in Maurizio Sarri’s plans.

The new Chelsea boss has his work cut out holding onto a series of players.

But by bringing Jorginho on board there looks to be little need for the England international- especially with the influx of players returning to Stamford Bridge from loan spells.

Drinkwater celebrates winning the FA Cup with fellow England international stars Gary Cahill and Ross Barkley

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Drinkwater celebrates winning the FA Cup with fellow England international stars Gary Cahill and Ross Barkley

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Leicester are prepared to put an offer of £20m on the table for Drinkwater, which is £15m shy of the fee that Chelsea paid them last summer.

But the 28-year-old could well return to his former club on a loan deal.

Drinkwater has fallen further and further down the pecking order and any additional signings this summer would pretty much force him out.

But it is not all doom and gloom for the midfielder, as it’s not just Leicester who are interested in him, so too are Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Southampton.

Drinkwater could well be back playing for Leicester, but Chelsea could face a £15m loss

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Drinkwater could well be back playing for Leicester, but Chelsea could face a £15m loss

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Having lost Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City already, Leciester are keen to hold onto as many of last season’s squad as possible.

They’re currently in the midst of trying to fend off advances for Harry Maguire and Kasper Schmeichel.

Chelsea are reportedly keen on Leicester’s 31-year-old keeper for Real Madrid-bound Thibaut Courtois.

But Claude Puel wants to hold onto the shot-stopper particularly as the season opener against Manchester United draws closer.


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