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Chelsea transfer news: Claudio Ranieri eyes reunion with former Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater at Roma


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.

Claudio Ranieri, left, and Danny Drinkwater, second left, had a great time working together at Leicester City

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.


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.

Ranieri, who has taken over as Roma boss following a disastrous spell at Fulham, wants to be reunited with Drinkwater

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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