Chelsea interested in Leicester ace Danny Drinkwater.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is interested in signing Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater as Nemanja Matic’s replacement, reports.

The Premier League champions sold Matic to rivals Manchester United in a deal worth £40m and Conte has been given assurances he will be able to use those funds to sign a replacement.

Chelsea have already signed Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko for £40m but are now weighing up a move for Drinkwater, in a move that would reunite the England international with N’Golo Kante.

Drinkwater and Kante former a formidable understanding in the midfield for Leicester during their Premier League winning season in 2015/16 and the 27-year-old is now a target for Conte, who is also interested in Bayern Munich youngster Renato Sanches.

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