Chelsea ready to make second bid for Danny Drinkwater

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It is no secret that Conte is unhappy with the transfer business conducted by the Chelsea board this transfer window, but there might finally be some good news for the Italian manager as reports in Telegraph claim that the Blues are ready to make an improved bid for Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater. The second offer is likely to be worth over £25million. Is Drinkwater the flawless option for Chelsea? The player himself is interested in a move and has told the club about his desires but Leicester are willing to hold on for a fee in the range of £40m ($51m), which the Champions received for the transfer of Nemanja Matic.

Speaking about Chelsea's desperate search for new signings this week, Conte said: "I think I am the coach of this team, my aim is to improve the players".

Conte has already signed four players this summer with goalkeeper Willy Caballero, centre-back Antonio Rudiger, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and striker Alvaro Morata all arriving in recent weeks.

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As revealed by Telegraph Sport, Leicester have already rejected one offer from Chelsea of around £15 million for Drinkwater this summer. I repeat: It is important for us to concentrate on our work, to be focused every day in training and to try to work in our best way.

Still, the Blues could offer the 27-year-old greater wages, as well as another chance to play in the UEFA Champions League.

Drinkwater and Kante were key figures in the Foxes winning the Premier League two seasons ago as they partnered each other in a midfield that outplayed the rest of the division and the England global is believed to be interested in a reunion with his former teammate.

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