Chelsea cool interest in England global after seeing £15M bid turned down

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However, the Blues boss knows he needs to further strengthen if Chelsea are going to compete on all fronts this season and the Evening Standard claims director Marina Granovskaia has stepped-up the clubs pursuit of new players with Conte wanting up to four more new arrivals before the end of the month.

Chelsea are yet to return with an improved offer for Drinkwater and are now reportedly considering alternatives.

Law wrote Chelsea will make a second offer for Drinkwater as part of a plan to sign up to three players before this summer's transfer window closes on August 31.

Chelsea are preparing to table a bid of at least £25million for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater over the next week, according to a report.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the west London side are ready to make another attempt to lure the 27-year-old midfielder to Stamford Bridge after failing with their first bid to sign the England global.

Significantly, Law also noted how "Drinkwater is interested in a move to Chelsea, even though he may find himself behind N'Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas in head coach Antonio Conte's pecking order".

The 27-year-old played a major role in helping the Foxes win the title in 2015/16 while he's also been recognised at global level after breaking in to the England national team set-up. Cancelo and Aurier are a few names of interest as the Blues also have their eyes on Southampton center-back Virgil Van-Dijk (and might soon submit and offer for him).

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