Dyche confirms Burnley’s interest in Danny Drinkwater

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.

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