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Chelsea yet to meet Leicester's asking price for Danny Drinkwater

Chelsea and their transfer target Danny Drinkwater may have made their best efforts in transforming the club's link to the English midfielder into a proper switch this summer, with the player going as far as handing a transfer request to his current club Leicester City. This however has not changed the Foxes' firm stance — and valuation — on the 27-year-old.

As reported by the Independent, Chelsea are still "way off" Leicester's asking price for Drinkwater. Previous reports claim his value stands at £40 million in light of his importance to the club, as well as the four years left on his current contract with the 2015-16 league champions.

Leicester have reportedly rejected approaches of £15 million and £30 million for the midfielder, who is not the only player looking to leave King Power Stadium as Riyad Mahrez and Demarai Gray are also making a push for their exits. But since Chelsea might be at losing end of a £40 million transfer battle with Liverpool for Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, they can very well use this amount to finally meet Leicester's valuation and put a definitive end to this saga.

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