Danny Drinkwater in talks over a move to Kasimpasa – 14th in the Turkish Super League – until the end of the season as Chelsea look to offload the midfield outcast
- Danny Drinkwater is looking for a fresh start away from Stamford Bridge
- Drinkwater has struggled since joining Chelsea from Leicester in 2017
- He has 18 months left on his deal but the Blues are looking to cut their wage bill
- The midfielder is in talks with Turkish side Kasimpasa over a January move
Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater was in talks on Wednesday night over a move to Kasimpasa in Turkey.
The 30-year-old has been looking for the right move to resurrect his career after unsuccessful loan moves to Aston Villa and Burnley.
Drinkwater joined Chelsea for £35m in 2017 and has made just 23 appearances for the club with his last competitive game for them coming in the Community Shield against Manchester City in August 2018.
Danny Drinkwater is in talks to leave Chelsea to join Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super League
A Premier League title winner with Leicester City, he has been training and playing with Chelsea’s U23s and has considered moves to the Bundesliga with tentative interest from Schalke and Cologne.
However, Turkish side Kasimpasa, who are 14th in the Turkish Super Lig, are pushing to take him away from Stamford Bridge this month.
Drinkwater was sent off during Chelsea’s Under 23s clash with Tottenham last month
The 30-year-old kicked out when 16-year-old Alfie Devine caught him with a two-footed tackle
Talks advanced on Wednesday with Chelsea keen to trim their wage bill and Drinkwater having 18 months left on his contract.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Lucas Piazon has cut short his loan to Rio Ave.
The Argentine has six months left on his contract but Chelsea have an option for an extra year. Bordeaux, Norwich and Stoke have all enquired.