Chelsea midfielder Bakayoko on Drinkwater talk: He doesn't scare me!

Chelsea confident of agreeing deal for Antonio Conte's fifth summer signing

The Blues have been strongly linked with a move for England global, and Bakayoko thinks that Drinkwater's arrival can only be a good thing for the club.

The 27-year-old had a key role to play in Leicester's title winning season two years back, but he has yet to feature this term after picking up a thigh strain. Today, Chelsea are closing-in on Danny Drinkwater...

"There weren't a lot of us in midfield for all the competitions that we have".

But despite City's stance the Telegraph say Chelsea are still hopeful of striking a deal before the summer window closes on Thursday night.

Conte is also believed to be interested in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ross Barkley - speaking on Sunday the Italian offered an update on the club's pursuit of transfer targets.

England global Drinkwater is another top target, but his presence in west London would be embraced rather than feared by a man already snapped up for £40 million this summer.

'There are four days to go in the transfer market, ' Conte said.

"I think that there are not enough of us in midfield, especially with all the competitions we will be playing in". "We needed another midfielder to reinforce the team, so it's a very good thing he joins us".

'But I repeat I'm ready in every case to continue to work with this group of players'.



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