And the 29-year-old is said to have 'opted to look for fresh start and an attempt to get his career going after a couple of years on the sidelines'.
It is claimed that Drinkwater's parent club, Chelsea, will allow him to move again and flash his availability to clubs at home and abroad.
But it remains to be seen whether or not Aston Villa or Newcastle United will act on their apparent interest in the one-time £34 million player.
A Premier League winner with Leicester City in 2016, Drinkwater has only played 23 times since his move to Chelsea the following year.
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