Chelsea looking to boost midfield with Leicester's Danny Drinkwater

Chelsea confident of agreeing deal for Antonio Conte's fifth summer signing

The England global has been linked with the Blues as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of deadline day tomorrow.

We may as well get used to seeing this.

Drinkwater was a product of Manchester United's academy, although he never made a senior appearance for the club.

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The two clubs are in talks over a fee, with Chelsea confident of striking a deal as boss Antonio Conte looks to renew the partnership between Drinkwater and N'Golo Kante that helped Leicester win the Premier League. Additionally, Chelsea seem to have just became aware of UEFA's Homegrown Player Rule, which was adopted in England in 2010. The financial aspect is proving to be an issue with the Foxes holding out for £40 million, and the Blues are yet to meet that valuation.

And as a result, Chelsea are making the most of the situation by bidding £25 million for the England worldwide. The fact that the Manchester United man has turned in a request adds a sense of urgency to the proceedings, but there's still a substantial gap in the money to be made up.

And now, with his current side Leicester in pole position toland Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon, it is though that the wheels are to start rolling in motion in the dying embers of the summer transfer window. Expect to hear reports of Marc Albrighton's move to Stamford Bridge later this afternoon.

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