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Chelsea want Villa to pay Drinkwater’s weekly wages

first_img Back in 2016-17, Drinkwater was playing a vital role in a Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid, as he and Leicester’s triumphant squad rode the high of winning the Premier League title. He is still only 29-years-old, and if he gets back to his old form, Drinkwater could be a key-man in Villa’s survival. Read Also:Drinkwater back in Chelsea after poor loan spell at BurnleyVilla lost 2-1 in the FA Cup third-round on Saturday to Fulham, but have managed two wins in three Premier League games at the bottom of the league. Villa are next in action on Wednesday, against Drinkwater’s former club Leicester in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Aston Villa will have to stump up £110,000-a-week to land Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater on loan, as the Blues play on Villa’s desperation to bolster their midfield. Dean Smith’s side are far from safe, hovering one-point above the relegation zone. With vital midfielder John McGinn side-lined with a long-term injury, they are looking to a Premier League winner on a short-term loan. Chelsea will force Aston Villa to pay all of Danny Drinkwater’s wages in the event of a loan deal. Drinkwater returned to Stamford Bridge this month after flopping at Burnley, playing just once in the Premier League after being beaten up outside a nightclub in Manchester in September. He has played less than 200 minutes of first-team football in two years, and Chelsea chiefs are demanding any club interested in the Englishman will have to pay 100-per-cent of his wages, according to the Sun.Former Blues boss Mauricio Sarri played him for only 30 minutes in their Community Shield defeat to Manchester City last season, and Frank Lampard looks to have no interest either.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

United ‘make Fabregas bid’

first_img Press Association Sport understands the bid was submitted Monday evening Sydney time and thus so far there has been no response. If the deal did go through it would represent David Moyes’ first significant signing as United manager. United were heavily linked with the former Arsenal skipper earlier in the summer, although at the time Fabregas claimed his intention was to remain with Barcelona. Press Association Manchester United have submitted a £26million (30million euro) bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.center_img Moyes then turned his attentions to Fabregas’ Barca team-mate Thiago Alcantara. At one point it seemed as though a deal for the Spain Under-21 star was nearing completion. However, at the 11th hour Pep Guardiola stepped in and Thiago has now agreed to join Bayern Munich. Fabregas does appear to be in a similar position to Thiago in that his World Cup place could come under threat if he does not play regularly for Barcelona following their £50million acquisition of Brazilian superstar Neymar. Barca are unlikely to let Fabregas go willingly, having nurtured the player through his formative years, only for Arsenal to sign him as a 16-year-old in 2003. Fabregas spent eight years with the Gunners, making 303 appearances and ending up as club captain, before returning to the Nou Camp in 2011. Though he has played 96 times in two seasons, including 60 league games, he has rarely featured in his preferred midfield role due to the performances of brilliant duo Xavi and Andres Iniesta. His forceful approach in central midfield is just what United are looking for following the retirement of Paul Scholes, continuing doubt over the career of Darren Fletcher and a belief amongst fans Brazilian Anderson will never fulfil the promise that earned him a big money move from FC Porto in 2007. When contacted by Press Association Sport about United’s reported bid for Fabregas, sources at Barcelona said the midfielder was not for sale. “The player is not transferable,” the source said. last_img read more