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Midfielder Danny Drinkwater submits a transfer request to Leicester

Drinkwater is a target for Chelsea after the sale of Matic to Manchester United earlier this summer Photo: PA

Danny Drinkwater has submitted a transfer request to Leicester, Press Association Sport understands.

The midfielder, 27, is a transfer target for Chelsea amid manager Antonio Conte's pursuit of a replacement for Nemanja Matic.

Last summer he signed a new contract to commit his future to the club until 2021, but having acted could yet force a departure before Thursday's conclusion of the summer transfer window.

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