Chelsea to make improved £25m bid for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater

Chelsea to make improved £25m bid for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater

According to Matt Law's report in the Telegraph, Chelsea have yet to follow-up on a rejected £15 million bid made "earlier in the window" for Leicester City for midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who's now sidelined with a thigh injury.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the west London side are ready to make another attempt to lure the 27-year-old midfielder to Stamford Bridge after failing with their first bid to sign the England global. It is understood that the England worldwide himself is interested in a move to Stamford Bridge and the move could be finalised in the coming days. The same paper report that Leicester do not want to sell one of their star players and consider the central midfielder to be worth much more than Chelsea are now offering.

Speaking about Chelsea's desperate search for new signings this week, Conte said: "I think I am the coach of this team, my aim is to improve the players".

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will be prepared to pay that kind of money but Drinkwater would provide solid competition for the likes of Bakayoko, N'Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas if he were to move to Stamford Bridge and he'd also boost the clubs homegrown quota. But Leicester could put up a fight for Drinkwater and demand the £40m Chelsea received from Manchester United for Nemanja Matic.

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. The England global had a formidable partnership with Chelsea destroyer N'Golo Kante that season.