Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea: Antonio Conte lines up Grzegorz Krychowiak as alternative

Antonio Conte has reportedly lined up Grzegorz Krychowiak as an alternative Chelsea transfer target to Danny Drinkwater.

Chelsea have not made much head way in their pursuit of Drinkwater.

Express Sport understands the Blues are preparing to raise their offer to £25million after their initial bid of £20m was rejected.

Conte is planning to try and sign five more players before the window closes on August 31 after missing out on a handful of deals so far this summer.

And according to the Sun on Sunday, the Blues are making contingency plans in the event a move for Drinkwater falls through.

The report adds PSG are willing to let Krychowiak leave on loan.

Chelsea meanwhile, face Tottenham today (4pm) at Wembley.

Conte’s men will be looking to make amends after their 3-2 defeat to Burnley in their opening Premier League game.

And the Italian tactician thinks Alvaro Morata is ready to start.

“We want Morata to play regularly for Chelsea,” he said.

“My choices don’t depend on how much he cost. We can spend a lot of money for one player and then I put him on the bench because I’m seeing this player is not ready to play.

“Morata worked in the same way like last week when he missed the penalty. This is a life of a player.

“To live positive or negative situation. The most important thing is to have the confidence of the coach, the club, the team-mates.”

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