Chelsea bid for England star set to be £8M short, club unwilling to budge on £40M valuation as deadline looms

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Chelsea are set to up their offer for Leicester City and England star Danny Drinkwater, with the Blues set to come in with a £32M bid to try and test the Foxes’ resolve over the player, as reported by the Sun.

As per the Sun, Leicester have been unwilling to sell 27-year-old Drinkwater, with Craig Shakespeare’s side unwilling to budge on their £40M valuation of the England international, and the fact that the player’s contract doesn’t contain a release-clause meaning that the club can play hard-ball over negotiations for the star.

However, as reported by the Sun, Antonio Conte is very eager to get a deal for Drinkwater done before the transfer window slams shuts next week, with the Blues’ latest offer set to fall short of Leicester’s valuation of Drinkwater by about £8M.

Leicester will sell the midfielder should Chelsea’s offer match their valuation, with the club willing to let the midfielder go without hassle, as they understand why the player would want to play for the one of the biggest clubs in England, write the Sun.

Should Chelsea end up upping their offer for Drinkwater and meet Leicester’s valuation, it’ll be interesting to see what role the England midfielder would play in Conte’s side this season.

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