New Roma boss Claudio Ranieri wants to be reunited with Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater in Italy, according to reports.
The pair had a successful time working together at Leicester City, achieving the unthinkable when the Foxes sealed a historic Premier League triumph back in 2016.
The former Manchester United academy product, who joined the Blues in a £35million deal back in August 2017, is deemed surplus to requirements by boss Maurizio Sarri.
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Calciomercato.com report Roma have already enquired about the 29-year-old midfielder’s availability following a recommendation by Ranieri.
The Italian publication further claim that Ranieri regards Drinkwater as a potential back-up for Daniele De Rossi.
Drinkwater has failed to make a competitive appearance for Chelsea this season, and looks set to leave in the summer.
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Ranieri, who was sacked by Fulham last month after a disastrous three-and-a-half month spell in west London, began life back in Serie A in the best possible way with a 2-1 win over Empoli on Monday night.
Roma currently lie fifth in Serie A, four points behind third place AC Milan.
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