Norwich City are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater, according to The Sun.
However, the club are not the only Premier League club interested in Drinkwater, with Brighton & Hove Albion wanting the midfielder on a season-long loan. According to The Sun, it now depends on who can pay the most out of the two clubs.
Chelsea prefer to sell Drinkwater as manager Frank Lampard wants to give more game time to Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek this season.
Brighton are looking to add to their squad following the acquisition of Adam Webster from Bristol City for £22m.
Norwich City have also been linked with Watford defensive midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, suggesting manager Daniel Farke wants to add midfield experience before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
The links with the two players come just a week or so after the news of Alex Tettey’s injury setback, which Farke said the Norwegian could need surgery on.
Danny Drinkwater enjoyed a title-winning season with former club Leicester City and is the most experienced player when compared to Watford’s Chalobah, and Tom Trybull and Louis Thompson, Norwich’s only fit defensive midfielders.
A move for Drinkwater would be a no-brainer. The 29-year-old would add so much experience, and has shown in his last season of consistent competitive football that he has an abundance of quality. The 2016/2017 season was Drinkwater’s last season of consistent football, and he averaged more tackles and made more blocks than Trybull and Thompson managed at Norwich City last season.
Drinkwater would be a better option than Chalobah, Trybull and Thompson, due to his experience, and because he possesses the quality to make a difference should he make the move to Norfolk.
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