Now Chelsea are willing to let him go before the European deadline closes on August 3. They can even settle for a loan if anyone shows interest on the England midfielder. Chelsea set free former Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko last week. The midfielder joined AC Milan on a year’s loan with a view to a permanent transfer. Though the Premier League side must subsidise some of the French player’s wages in order to facilitate the move.Chelsea won their opener in Premier League where Sarri used Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Ross Barkley like said before. Cesc Fabregas was injured and Ruben Loftus-Cheek came on as a late substitute. Kovacic made the substitutions in the very next game and dominated the pitch along with Eden Hazard.
It seems that Chelsea want to hold on to England midfielder Loftus-Cheek, who also showed his willingness to stay and fight for his place. So it can be easily predicted that Drinkwater could be the man to be sacrificed.
The 28-year-old came at Bridge in a £35m deal last summer, but had a dismal season, starting only five league games. Chelsea is now a museum of midfield options following the arrivals of Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid on loan and Jorginho from Napoli and it can be predicted that with the aforesaid players N’Golo Kante is ‘undroppable’, which means the other players in his ranks face a tough task each.