Southampton and Crystal Palace are interested in signing Danny Drinkwater from Chelsea, according to reports in England.
The 28-year-old joined the Blues from Leicester City on Deadline Day last summer and has been reportedly given the green light to leave Stamford Bridge in order to get more game time next season.
Drinkwater, who feature against Perth Glory and Inter Milan, recently told Chelsea’s official website: “I’m really looking forward to getting going again.
We’re all determined to do better than last season, although it was a good way to end with the FA Cup. We know what is expected of this club and we want to win trophies, that’s what it’s all about”.
New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is reportedly willing to listen to offers for the midfielder, who joined Chelsea on a £35m move last summer and whose time at the club could be over after less than 12 months.