A busy end to the transfer window is set to occur for Chelsea, with Maurizio Sarri eyeing a number of pieces of business ahead of the new Premier League season.
The Blues have so far signed just Jorginho and veteran goalkeeper Rob Green this summer, with the first few months spent negotiating Sarri’s move from Napoli and the exit of former boss Antonio Conte, leaving the club with very little time to complete deals.
However, there are a number of potential moves on the horizon and The Mirror states West Ham are still hopeful of a deal bringing Danny Drinkwater to the club on loan from Chelsea – with the Blues demanding a £3m fee and wages for the England international.
While Drinkwater is surplus to requirements at Chelsea, the Blues will not sanction a departure until a replacement is signed – and West Ham may need a domino effect in the market to seal a deal, which could be started by Luka Modric.
The Croatia World Cup star is a target for Inter Milan, who could then approve the exit of Matias Vecino to Chelsea – thus allowing Drinkwater to seal his move.