Chelsea are set to increase their offer in their attempt to lure Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, after seeing an initial offer of £15 million rejected by the Foxes a few weeks back.
Antonio Conte's side are in dire need of a central midfielder, with Tiemoue Bakayoko injured and Cesc Fabregas suspended for their next game and are now looking to bring in Drinkwater to provide stability in their midfield following Nemanja Matic's departure.
The 27 year old was an integral part of Leicester's title winning squad last in 2016 and would be a good addition for the Blues, though it remains to be seen if Leicester are willing to let him go.
According to the Telegraph, Chelsea are tabling a second offer of around £25 million for the former Manchester United academy player but it is still unknown whether Leicester will accept that bid.
Drinkwater has been capped three times by England and could follow in the footsteps of former teammate N'Golo Kante, who left Leicester for Chelsea last summer.
With Fabregas suspended for next week's Tottenham game, this becomes an even bigger issue for Chelsea. They are desperate for a midfielder https://t.co/SRoA7jf9wf— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) August 12, 2017
The midfielder signed a new five year deal last summer but could now try to force a move through to Antonio Conte's side where he can enjoy Champions League football.
Drinkwater has been a loyal player for Leicester City since joining in 2012 and has made over 200 appearances for the club and has helped the Foxes win the Championship and the Premier League.