Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a deal for PSG midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak after Danny Drinkwater’s move is unlikely to happen due to a £40 million asking fee

According to a report by The Sun, Chelsea are intent on signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak as an alternative to Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater. Although the Blues were close to securing a deal for the former Manchester United player, Drinkwater’s £40 million price tag appears to be too much for Chelsea.

Hence, Chelsea have now turned their attention towards Krychowiak. The Poland international’s exit from PSG is unlikely to cause too many problems since he will be allowed to leave the French club as they transform their squad with Neymar.

Krychowiak’s career graph has been quite a roller-coaster. Once known as a young and promising talent, the Polish midfielder has endured quite a fall from grace. In fact, when he completed his move to PSG from Sevilla, he was regarded as the next big thing for the French giants.

Paris Saint-Germain's polish defender Grzegorz Krychowiak reacts after missing a shot during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Nancy at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris on March 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

No room at PSG? (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

However, he managed to feature in only 19 games across competitions last season. With most of them spent on the bench, Krychowiak failed to make any sort of impact. His situation was not helped with the fact that the the squad included names like Thiago Motta, Adrien Rabiot, Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi.

Antonio Conte is keen on signing a fourth player this summer, and is determined to add another midfielder to his ranks, despite the arrival of Tiemoue Bakayoko. Additionally, with Nemanja Matic joining Manchester United, the Chelsea boss will be keen on procuring quality reinforcements ahead of seemingly busy season.

A deal for Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater will cause quite a bit of strain on Chelsea’s pockets. They have indulged quite a lot this summer – even managing to pick up the prized target Alvaro Morata. Thus, the financial aspect is likely to play a key role in deciding between Drinkwater and Krychowiak.

As was evident in their game against Burnely, Conte is faced with a shocking lack of depth in the squad, especially in the midfield and wing-back areas. Thus, a deal for Krychowiak seems increasingly likely now with the French club also seeming eager to a deal.

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