Danny Drinkwater has reportedly handed in a transfer request to Leicester City, with a move to the defending champions Chelsea on the cards.
Antonio Conte has been keen to bolster his midfield options in the final few days of the transfer window.
And Drinkwater has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks.
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The England international wants to complete his move to Stanford Bridge, where he will join his Leicester City team mate Kante in the midfield. The Foxes have priced Drinkwater at £40m but the Blues are keen to test their resolve with a final offer of £40m.
The champions sold Nemanja Matic to United this season, clearing up space for the arrival of Bakayoko from Monaco. Conte now looks to add a different perspective to the squad by singing the 27-year old.
Kante moved from Leicester to Chelsea during the summer of 2016, and became the first player to win back to back Premier League titles with different clubs.
Although Kante and Mahrez outshone every other player during their campaign, Drinkwater was an integral player of the team with his ability to transition defence into attack at ease.
“That season when they won the league with that magnificent season – yes Kante was the outstanding player and Riyad Mahrez was very near that but Danny Drinkwater really came to the fore,” Wright told Sky Sports’ The Debate show.
“Not just the way he helps snuff things but also going forward.
“He’s a good player and that’s why a team like Chelsea will take him because knows what it takes.”
New signing Bakayoko also had his say on the potential signing- “Competition only makes you better. I am not scared of anyone,” he told French media SFR Sport. “I think that there are not enough of us in midfield, especially with all the competitions we will be playing in. “
“We need another midfielder to reinforce the team, so it is a very good thing that he could be coming.”