HITC Sport understands that Leicester ace is in line for call-up.
Three Lions chief Roy Hodgson has been regularly checking on the Premier League's top scorer Jamie Vardy and during those trips.he has been impressed by Drinkwater.
The box-to-box midfielder has been with Leicester since 2012 but the 25-year-old has never enjoyed such a good season.
The former Manchester United youth player is now on the brink of a first international call up with England ready to come calling.
A source has told HITC Sport: "Roy likes what he has seen and he is at a good age so he is ready to take a closer look at him."
HITC Sport has also learned that Hodgson and his staff have been impressed by Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier and he could very well call up to right-backs from the same club.