Leicester City star Danny Drinkwater wants to leave the club this summer

But Chelsea will now have to meet Leicester City asking price of £40 million for the possibility of signing Danny Drinkwater before September 1, 2017.

Manager Antonio Conte has already called on the Chelsea board to help with extra signings if his side are to be competitive in the Premier League.

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

Kante made the move from the East Midlands club 12 months ago after he and Drinkwater formed an impressive partnership on the way to winning the most unlikely of League titles in football history.

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The 26-year-old struggled to replicate the kind of form last season that saw him named the PFA Player of the Year in 2015/16 but I think Mahrez would still be an excellent signing for United or Chelsea.

"Tiemoue Bakayoko cost £40m this summer, N'Golo Kante is a player everybody loves and with Cesc Fabregas there as well, is Danny Drinkwater going to get a game?"

"If I was Danny I'd go somewhere where I would play personally".

  • Lawrence Cooper