Report: Everton targeting deal for Chelsea's Danny Drinkwater

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.

Everton are reportedly keen on Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

21st July 2018, The WACA, Perth, Australia; Chelsea pre season tour of Australia, open training session; Danny Drinkwater of Chelsea looks on during training

According to The Mirror, Everton are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who will be made available for loan before this month's transfer deadline.

The Toffees are set to confirm Barcelona left back Lucas Digne as their second summer signing, with the Frenchman poised to follow Brazilian winger Richarlison to Goodison Park.

Marcel Brands and Marco Silva need to work hard to bring in more new signings before the transfer deadline later this month, and a new midfielder to partner Idrissa Gueye has to be a priority.

 

The Mirror now report that Everton want to bring in Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, with the Blues set to make him available for loan in the coming days.

Drinkwater, 28, won the Premier League title with Leicester City and became an England international before earning a big-money move to Chelsea last summer.

The former Manchester United midfielder struggled for playing time endured a dismal season in West London, starting just five Premier League games as he endured injury problems.

21st July 2018, The WACA, Perth, Australia; Chelsea pre season tour of Australia, open training session; Danny Drinkwater of Chelsea watches on during training

Now, with Chelsea bringing in Jorginho from Napoli alongside new boss Maurizio Sarri, Drinkwater is set to become available, and Everton seemingly want him to play alongside Gueye.

The Manchester-born ace may fancy a return to the North of England, and regular playing time should be hugely appealing as he looks to get his career – and his England hopes – back on track, ironically with the club who just sacked director of football Steve Walsh, the man who brought him to Leicester for £750,000, as Walsh claimed in The Sun.

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.

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