Chelsea are reportedly looking to offload midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who is being targeted by German outlet Schalke.
The England international has endured a horrid time at Stamford Bridge, suffering with several injuries that have restricted him to just five starts in the 12 months that he has been at the club.
Having joined from Leicester City for £35m last summer, Drinkwater has failed to make an impact on the team at all, and was heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer. With the English transfer window now shut, it seems the only way that the midfielder will exit the club is via a foreign team.
Chelsea’s squad is packed with quality midfielders, with the likes of Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Cesc Fabregas, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all battling for a place in Sarri’s team. It leaves Drinkwater with a very tough task on his hands if he is to fight for his place with the Blues.
However, with French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko was shipped out to AC Milan this week, Drinkwater could follow suit.
But how will Chelsea fans react on Twitter to the prospect of one of their players leaving?
Schalke 04 are interested in signing Chelsea’s Dani Drinkwater on loan for the season after failing to sign Tiemoue Bakayoko.
— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) August 15, 2018
Drinkwater is literally just Cahill in Centre midfield 😂😂
— DonkeysOut (@CarvalhoJTElite) August 7, 2018
Atleast cahill does pass a bit properly.. Man is toeing n poke passing the ball..
— Sha_04 (@shaz0409) August 7, 2018
Terrible player. Soaking up £120,000 per week. Needs to be binned.
— .🚬 (@N_Nkosi7) August 7, 2018
— Sari Kid (@kevinmpedzi) August 8, 2018