Fulham have been linked with a move for out of favour Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

As reported by the Express, Drinkwater is yet to play a single minute of competitive action for the Blues this season.

The 28-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2017, costing the then Champions of England £35m and signing a five-year deal.

That came a year after the playmaker played a key role in Leicester City’s famous Premier League title win, which was of course masterminded by the new Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri.

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The three-cap England international does not fit into Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri’s plans, as he has a plethora of midfield talent at his disposal.

The likes of Ross Barkley, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and Cesc Fabregas are all ahead of him in the pecking order.

It is believed that Leicester are also interested in a reunion with the player, who needs game time in order to kickstart his playing career again.

Ranieri takes charge of Fulham for the first time this Saturday, with fellow strugglers Southampton visiting Craven Cottage.

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