Chelsea are increasingly confident of signing Leicester City ace Danny Drinkwater and are preparing to raise their bid for the midfielder to £32million.
The Foxes turned down an initial £25m offer from Antonio Conte’s side and value Drinkwater at closer to £40m.The England international is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge and Craig Shakespeare won’t stand in the former Manchester United man’s way should an acceptable offer come in.
Drinkwater signed a long-term deal 18 months ago and Leicester are under no pressure to sell the midfielder.However, they accept the lure of west London is hard to resist and the
Sun claim Chelsea will submit a new £32m bid for Drinkwater this week.
That offer is likely to be accepted by Leicester, who will look to reinvest straight away.It’s likely to be a busy week at Stamford Bridge with Conte determined to sign as many as four new players before the transfer window closes next Thursday.
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Spain international Sergi Roberto intends to stay at Barcelona despite emerging as a target for Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea.
Roberto played a prominent role for the La Liga giants last term but was said to be considering his future at Camp Nou following Paulinho’s arrival from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. The 25-year-old has a £36million buy-out clause written into his current contract and Man United and Chelsea have been plotting moves to bring him to England.
However, Roberto insists he is ‘happy’ at Barcelona and wants to become an even more important player for manager Ernesto Valverde this season.
Speaking after the 2-0 La Liga win over Real Betis on Sunday, Roberto – who scored the second goal – said: ‘I’m happy, [against Real Madrid in the Super Cup] I was happy on a personal level and I felt comfortable today, too.
‘I played in my favoured midfield position. I started at the Bernabeu and the coach has given me confidence. I’ve scored today and I wan…
Club legend Wrighty said: “It comes back to his door. We are three games in and are at crisis point.
“Do I think he should go? I’d like him to go because I do not believe now he can motivate the players. It’s for himself and for his own sanity.
“It’s an absolute nightmare – where does he go from here? That team has not played for Wenger for years.
“Why can’t we get the players to play for us? Wenger carries the can.”
On BBC Radio 5 Live last night, Wright also claimed the Gunners should sell contract rebel Alexis Sanchez to rivals Manchester City.
In the wake of their 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, he added: “I’d sell Sanchez. Why? He doesn’t want to be there.
“When you go through that list of everything that is going wrong, I’m gutted — it’s just an absolute shambles.”
Former England striker Chris Sutton agreed with Wright's claims about Wenger, 67.
He said: "Wenger is to blame - he led everybody a merry dance. He mesmerised supporters like the Pied Piper.
"He was selfish sta…