Deal on: Chelsea fans react as deal is close for Nemanja Matic replacement

The transfer of Nemanja Matic to Chelsea steered widespread criticism for Antonio Conte as fans believed the quality and experience of the Serbian would have been helpful in their title defense campaign.

Chelsea have added four more players to their rank and the departure of Matic stemmed from the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko which will see him reduced to a bit-part player. Nonetheless, his departure seem to have left a deep in the midfield of the Blues and they are now in the chase of a replacement.

Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater has emerged as a target for Premier League champions Chelsea as they look to add to their otherwise quality midfield, according to Skysports.

Drinkwater, 27, was a key member of the Foxes squad that took the Premier League by storm in the penultimate  season and he earned for himself a call up to the English national team. Leicester City failed to replicate same form last season but Drinkwater’s was not mostly part of the season as he was banjaxed with injury.

There is a now a posibility for the former Man United star  to link up with his former teammates N’golo Kante at Stamford Bridge but the fans of Chelsea are dissatisfied with the report.

Matic had the highest assist for the first half of last season and Chelsea’s conquest of the League has been attributed to his impressive cameos in the middle of the pack.

See Chelsea fans reaction.

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