WEST HAM are the latest Premier League side to join the race to take Danny Drinkwater off Chelsea’s hands.
After just one season at Stamford Bridge, where the midfielder struggled with injury, the 28-year-old looks to be heading off to pastures new.
Drinkwater hasn’t been able to prove his £35m price tag at Chelsea after his season was beset by injury.
And with the arrival of Jorginho, he now appears surplus to Maurizio Sarri‘s requirements.
Sunsport told you yesterday that Leicester were prepared to buy back their midfielder at a cut price, but they may now have to fend off advances from their London rivals.
According to the Mirror, the Hammers are looking for reinforcements in midfield and believe Drinkwater could be their man.
It’s the second time the east London side have been linked with Drinkwater this summer.
But their midfield seems to be shaping up fairly nicely after bringing Jack Wilshere on board and there are question marks as to whether Drinkwater would end up warming the bench again.
Manuel Pellegrini has already bolstered his squad with some impressive signings this summer and has splashed £108m.
The new manager has received the full backing of the board after their horrendous season where they battled relegation and experienced a mutiny with fans.
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Wilshere and Mark Noble are likely to be the all-around midfield stars for Pellegrini, but the Hammers also have Cheikhou Kouyate and Pedro Obiang.
It appears to be a similar story in west London where a large number of players are also returning to Stamford Bridge after loan spells, including Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
And there doesn’t seem to be much space for Drinkwater.
He may, therefore, be better off heading back to the Foxes.