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Despite the transfer ban, Chelsea still have a large squad, and the Blues might be forced to sell a number of players this summer.
Reports claim that Blues boss Frank Lampard has told midfielder Danny Drinkwater that he’s surplus to requirement at Stamford Bridge and may have to leave the club.
Drinkwater made just one appearance for Chelsea last season under Maurizio Sarri, and the Italian made it clear that Drinkwater won’t suit his style of play.
Chelsea signed Drinkwater in 2017 for a fee of around £35million but he has failed to impress for the Blues and the club had hoped to get his £100,000-a-week wages off the books.
Drinkwater struggled to leave last summer, and he’s not getting any interest from clubs this summer.
Chelsea are yet to receive any offers for Drinkwater and have been surprised by the lack of interest in the former Leicester man. This may mean that Drinkwater may have to stay at the club.
Drinkwater has only featured 23 times for Chelsea since his £35m move from Leicester City in 2017. He didn’t feature in a competitive game last season under former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, with his only appearance last season coming against Manchester City in the Community Shield last August.
According to Daily Mail, Lampard is keen to sell Chelsea midfielders Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko after completing assessment of every player during pre-season tour of Japan.
Chelsea have two pre-season games left, with a trip to Austria to face RB Salzburg and German side Borussia Monchengladbach.