Danny Drinkwater is ready to ask Leicester City to allow him to join the Blues this summer after the Premier League champions registered their interest in his signature.
The Blues are seriously interested in signing the midfielder this summer after failing to sign him last year.
Antonio Conte has allowed Nemanja Matic and Nathaniel Chalobah to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and has only signed Tiemoue Bakayoko as a backup. But he knows he needs more depth in that part of the pitch.
Drinkwater has been a mainstay in the Leicester team since he joined them in 2012, and played a very important role as they won the league title two years back.
Conte believes his experience leading Leicester to the league title would help his team as they look to retain the title this season.
Leicester is not keen on selling any of their key players, but if he asks to leave they may consider doing business with the Blues.