Chelsea seal deal for Leicester’s Drinkwater


Chelsea wrapped up a late move for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater at the end of a nerve-jangling Deadline Day.

The former Leicester City midfielder signed a five-year deal with the Blues, joining former team-mate N’Golo Kante.

It is understood the fee is £35m, while Leicester are confident they have completed the signing of Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon before the deadline for a fee believed to be £22m.

‘I’m delighted to be a Chelsea player and can’t wait to get started,” said Drinkwater.

“It has been a long journey to get here but I am very happy and am looking forward to helping the club win more trophies.’

He becomes Chelsea’s sixth senior signing of the summer following the arrivals of Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta.

Fernando Llorente, a long-term Conte target, was unveiled as a Tottenham player late on Thursday night after travelling to north London for a medical.