Sean Dyche has confirmed Burnley’s interest in signing Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater.
The former Leicester midfielder has been deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, the 29-year-old having not made a first-team appearance since coming on as a substitute in Chelsea’s Community Shield defeat to Manchester City in August of last year.
Burnley boss Dyche has now confirmed his interest in signing the three-cap England international, the Clarets plotting a late move to bolster their midfield options before Thursday’s 5pm transfer deadline.
“That’s not confirmed. It’s more than just the i’s to dot and t’s to cross.
“It’s got a reasonable chance but everyone’s got to agree.”
Drinkwater joined Chelsea in a £35m deal in 2017, having been part of the Leicester side which shocked football by winning the Premier League a year earlier.
Should the deal be completed Drinkwater will become Burnley’s fourth senior signing of the window, following Jay Rodriguez, Erik Pieters and Bailey Peacock-Farrell in moving to Turf Moor.