Danny Drinkwater needs West Ham United move more than ever; but do the Hammers need him?

Danny Drinkwater of Chelsea during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on February 16, 2018 in London, England.

West Ham United were said to be willing to pay £30 million for Danny Drinkwater earlier this summer.

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According to the Telegraph, Chelsea are close to signing both Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho in what looks like further bad news for Danny Drinkwater.

Jorginho is set to arrive at Stamford Bridge in a £50 million transfer from Napoli, in another knock to Drinkwater.

The 28-year-old midfielder reportedly wants to leave Chelsea this summer, with West Ham United said to be interested.

Danny Drinkwater of Chelsea during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on February 16, 2018 in London, England.

Drinkwater was tipped with a £30 million move to the London Stadium by the Telegraph earlier this summer.

However, there must be a question over whether West Ham actually need him now.

West Ham have already brought in Jack Wilshere this summer to strengthen their options in central midfield.

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And Drinkwater would only arrive at West Ham facing a fight to earn a place in the team, much like he would at Chelsea now.

Indeed, it seems that the former Leicester man may well have missed his chance to join West Ham, and he may be relying on another club to offer him an escape route from Chelsea, with his first-team chances now looking very limited.

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