Wednesday August 2 2017
Chelsea give up on Sanches

Italian reports claim Chelsea are backing off Renato Sanches in favour of Danny Drinkwater, leaving Milan for the Bayern Munich midfielder.

The two clubs had been battling on the transfer market for Sanches, who Bayern insisted they would only release on loan.

However, Antonio Conte seems to have turned his focus on to Leicester City player Drinkwater, who would reunite with ex-teammate N’Golo Kante.

Mediaset Premium report this means Milan are the only real contenders for the Portugal international.

The Rossoneri also hope Sanches’ poor performances in the Audi Cup games against Liverpool and Napoli will convince Bayern to lower the asking price.

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