Leicester have told Chelsea that they are willing to take Danny Drinkwater back to the club if he is not in the plans of new boss Maurizio Sarri.
Chelsea paid £35million to the Foxes to sign England man Drinkwater on deadline day last summer – but injuries beset his first season at Stamford Bridge, and he stated just five league games.
Now Chelsea have already brought in new boy Jorginho, and it is hard to see Drinkwater featuring prominently, prompting Leicester to take advantage.
The Foxes are happy to take the 28-year-old on loan with a view to re-signing him on a permanent deal, but they would only want to pay £20million – just over half what they received.
Southampton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace have also enquired about Drinkwater’s availability.