Danny Drinkwater
Leicester City are reportedly considering re-signing Danny Drinkwater. (Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Chelsea have told Leicester City that they are unwilling to spend more than £30 million on England midfielder Danny Drinkwater, reports The Sun.

With Antonio Conte looking to strengthen his midfielder options after the departure of fan favourite Nemanja Matic to Manchester United earlier in the week, the 27-year-old has been identified as a possible replacement for the Serbian destroyer, claims The Sun.

However, as per The Sun, the Premier League champions have told the Foxes that they are unwilling to pay more than £30 million for the England international who made 31 appearances for Leicester last season.

According to the same publication, Antonio Conte was interested in taking Drinkwater to Stamford Bridge last season when he arrived at the club. However, after signing N’Golo Kante – Drinkwater’s then midfield partner – the Blues decided they would not be able to tempt the 2016 Premier League champions to part with another of their key players following their title win.

Yet, it appears that Antonio Conte has returned to get his man.

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alonge lewis
alonge lewis

Comment:l think drinkwater is good enough for matic replacement but we need one more singing in the life of ross backley or manuel lazinni of westham

Sunday Manglo
Sunday Manglo

I think we need him (Drink water). We need to have players that can equally play physical football because the likes of Mohrinho is good at that. Come to think of it, I wonder why the club release Matic on this same point. If we fail to meet up getting… Read more »

Isuwa Bwemoni
Isuwa Bwemoni

Comment: £30 is NOT a bad bargain. Although Danny Drinkwater may be sceptical about Chelsea FC, seeing that the club has lots of quality in that department but his nationality set him above margin of safety.