Football transfer rumours: Danny Drinkwater to replace Matic at Chelsea?

Today’s fluff is even more cobbled than usual The transfer window is obviously in full swing, but it does feel like we’re reaching a point where deals are starting to get done, and with the season imminent maybe clubs are focusing more on their respective first games than who they can sign. Thus things are calming down a little and there aren’t as many strange and unexpected rumours doing the rounds in the pap … wait a second – Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea ? Holy smokes! According to snouts at the Daily Mail, Drinkwater is on a list of players Antonio Conte likes the look of to provide some ballast following Nemanja Matic’s move to Manchester United . Other names on that list include Renato Sanches, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ross Barkley . Make of that what you will. Speaking of Sanches, word from Germany is that Liverpool are keeping tabs on the Bayern man should Philippe Coutinho do one to Barcelona, and they’re also mulling over joining the bunfight for Thomas Lemar . So it would seem the new fashion is to replace players you’ve lost with other players who aren’t really like them. It could catch on. Should Barça not get Coutinho, the new theory is that they’ll move for Mesut Özil , which should make for a funny edition of Arsenal FanTV, if nothing else. Continue reading...