Drinkwater Deal Has Too Many Leaks-Chelsea Kicking Continues

The media love a good club kicking story, and this season's fall guys are none other than Chelsea FC! Blues midfielder Danny Drinkwater has been offered to West Ham on loan, the 28 year old played a major role in Leicester City's winning of the Premier League title in 2015-16 and earned a big money move to Chelsea last summer, however he struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and has now been deemed surplus to requirements.

The midfielder started just five Premier League games last season and has slipped further down the pecking order with the arrivals of new manager Maurizio Sarri and midfielder Jorginho, Chelsea are seeking a £3million fee and his £130,000 per week wages to be paid in full, which is a bit rich for most clubs but West Ham are supposedley prepared to meet their demands.

Poppycock, there is no way that Mario Husillos would sanction such an outlay for the three cap England international, despite him giving Manuel Pellegrini another option alongside Declan Rice, Jack Wilshere, Mark Noble and Pedro Obiang in midfield. Perhaps Hammers would pay the loan fee, but the wages would be problematic and would cause a massive wage disparity 'among the ranks'.

This one is defintely for Sky Sports who have been camped outside Stamford Bridge all week and presumably are also camped ouside Chelsea's Chobam training ground, good luck to them! - Ed

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cast iron's picture

I will be surprised if this deal with Danny Drinkwater comes off especially as Sarri played him as a sub in the shield match against Citeh I didn't think he played too bad he didn't pull up any trees but had a steady game. If we got Drinkwater he would be another good cover for injury, say we get him I would ditch the offer for Carlos Sanchez, and with Obiang, Ogbonna, Cullen and Diop, why would we need him? if we get Danny Drinkwater. Manny is said not to like loans but its got to be a better bet than buying Sanchez The rock I know he's a bit of an enforcer but so was Ya Ya Toure and we didn't want him either, And a bit of a risk with the red card

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asheshammer's picture

But I also can't understand the talk about Sanchez, either as a "replacement" for Kouyate, or as "cover" for Obiang. And if, as rumoured, Obiang is still going to be sold before the European window closes, I can't see Sanchez as a replacement -- nowhere near as good.

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