By Jack Kinnersley For Mailonline
Published: 09:37 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 10:32 BST, 14 September 2020
Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater could be about to reunite with Claudio Ranieri at Serie A side Sampdoria.
The midfielder, who won the Premier League with Ranieri during the 2015-16 season with Leicester, is an outcast at Stamford Bridge.
According to Il Secolo XIX newspaper, an intermediary has contacted Sampdoria to ask if they are interested in signing Drinkwater, who managed only six appearances last season on loan at both Burnley and Aston Villa.
Chelsea's Danny Drinkwater could be about to reunite with Claudio Ranieri at Sampdoria
The former Leicester midfielder won the Premier League with coach Ranieri (holding the cup)
The England international, 30, has recently revealed he is seeing a sports psychologist in a bid to jump-start his career and opened up on the extraordinary off-field incidents that have plagued his career over the last two years.
Drinkwater has been marginalised at Chelsea and is looking to leave the club either on loan or on permanent terms in the present transfer window.
But Premier League clubs may feel tentative about approaching the man who has three England caps after recent run-ins involving drink driving, headbutting Jota on loan at Villa and being the victim of a nightclub attack.
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