The same story says that as well as Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater, Chelsea also retain an interest in signing Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, Everton's Ross Barkley and Swansea forward Fernando Llorente.
With just 36 hours of the transfer window remaining though, the former Manchester United academy graduate has taken matters into his own hands by handing in a transfer request in an attempt to move the deal along.
He is eager to re-form Drinkwater's impressive partnership with N'Golo Kante as the pair were a formidable combination before the Frenchman left the King Power Stadium previous year to move to Stamford Bridge, where he was a major factor as the Blues stormed to the title.
Drinkwater was earmarked as a key transfer target by Conte earlier in the summer, but any possible move for the England global was put to one side as Chelsea looked to secure other more notable targets such as Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata. "The important thing for him is to play", Wilkins told talkSPORT.
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