Spurs Readying Bid for Danny Drinkwater as Leicester Contract Talks Stall

Chris Deeley

​Tottenham are said to be considering a move for Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater this summer, as they look to strengthen their squad for a Champions League campaign on top of their Premier League challenge. 

The Sun claim that Spurs and another unspecified 'major Premier League club' have been alerted to Drinkwater's potential availability after contract talks between the player and the Foxes stalled in recent weeks. 

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The 26-year-old played a central role in last season's incredible Premier League title win, with clubs beginning to circle around him as his contract situation remains unresolved - with the newspaper claiming that Spurs could test the waters with a £20m bid in the coming days. 

A bid from Spurs could kick off an almighty transfer brawl, with a number of top English clubs thought to be interested in acquiring Drinkwater's services if he's available this summer. 

The Foxes are said to have put an £80,000-a-week deal on the table for Drinkwater in recent days, having held off on dealing with him and goalkeeper Kaspar Schmeichel in order to focus on keeping hold of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante - a decision which could prove costly. 

Drinkwater said last week:  "I am not going chasing the club. It is up to them to approach me. I would love to commit but I just want to play football.  “I still have two years left on my contract so it is not a be all and end all if I don’t sign a new one in the next few weeks. 

“I’m still under contract so I can’t really say too much but I’m a Leicester City player at the minute. It’s up to them how they handle it.” 

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