Craig Shakespeare warns Chelsea off signing Danny Drinkwater

Craig Shakespeare warns Chelsea off signing Danny Drinkwater

While Chelsea have made three signings in the form of Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger, their squad is still thin and Conte has not been happy with their summer transfer business, having recently demanded more signings.

When rumours emerged of Chelsea's interest in Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater, it was immediately labelled "fake news" by most football fans.

The Blues sold Serbia global Nemanja Matic to Manchester United in a £40m deal last Monday to leave Tiemoue Bakayoko, Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante as their recognised midfielders.

The Blues lost the Community Shield against Arsenal on Sunday and were far from their best, and manager Conte is apparently not satisfied with his current batch ahead of the new Premier League season. In the end they won on penalties, but when it's like that you can win or you can lose'.

"All the signs are potentially there", Schwarzer told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, as quoted on talkSPORT.

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Last summer the London club wanted to bring in both N'Golo Kante and Drinkwater but where unable to complete a move for the English worldwide. Danny Drinkwater is a very talented young man and has done incredibly well at Leicester.

"I think he's capable of making that step up". He came through he youth ranks at Manchester United and this could be his last chance to break into the big time.

The report says Chelsea's list of targets to fill those positions include Ross Barkley, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Renato Sanches, Fernando Llorente and Alex Sandro while the club will also go for centre-back Virgil van Dijk if Southampton indicate they will sell.

It has also been suggested that Chelsea initially wanted to sign both Kante and Drinkwater in an ambitious double deal last summer.

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