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Key Conte target set to sign for Blues, plus more deals rumoured

01 September 2017, 02:15 | Kristopher Drake

Danny Drinkwater right is believed to be keen on a move to Chelsea

Chelsea confident of agreeing deal for Antonio Conte's fifth summer signing

The Englishman, who helped the Foxes win the Premier League title two years ago, become a target for Blues boss Antonio Conte ever since Nemanja Matic departed to title rivals Manchester United.

Leicester have so far held out against selling their midfielder, 27, as they seek a whopping £40m. This follows Bournemouth's own £20m bid for the player which was rejected by the Foxes earlier this month.

The 28-year-old can play anywhere in the centre of midfield, although he prefers a balanced central midfield role as apposed to a more attacking or defensive midfielder role.

Like London rivals Spurs, the Blues have always been linked with Barkley, and as per Matt Law from The Telegraph, are looking to make him a Chelsea player by the time the window slams shut at 11pm in two days time.

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Riyad Mahrez, who has also handed in a transfer request at the club, continues to be linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium after Roma failed to reach an agreement with Leicester for the Algerian.

With only a day remaining of the transfer window, Arsenal's Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to be set for Stamford Bridge after the Gunners accepted a £35m bid from their London rivals.

However, the English midfielder is understood to be aware of Chelsea's interest in him, and is quite determined to ensure he joins them.

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