England midfielder Drinkwater became the latest of Leicester’s 2016 title-winning team to be lured away to Chelsea on transfer deadline day last week when he completed a last-minute £35 million switch to Stamford Bridge.
Drinkwater was following his fellow midfielder N’Golo Kante, who departed the Foxes straight after their title win to join the Blues in a £30m deal and promptly became a key figure in their Premier League triumph in May.
Even though he signed a four-year deal worth £100,000 at Leicester in the summer of 2016, Vardy has revealed that his next move as a player is not likely to be Chelsea – though they were linked to him this summer – but abroad, where Atletico Madrid are among the clubs who fancy him.
The Leicester striker, who scored 16 goals last season, watched from the bench on Monday night as England beat Slovakia 2-1 at Wembley when Tottenham forward Dele Alli made a crude one-fingered gesture he says to team-mate Kyle Walker.
Ironically for Drinkwater,…