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Danny Drinkwater drops Ben Chilwell Chelsea hint on holiday with Leicester star

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater has set tongues wagging on social media with a post of himself with Blues target Ben Chilwell on holiday.

Manager Frank Lampard is known to be keen on signing a new left-back, and has identified Leicester's Chilwell as a possible target.

And Drinkwater has done little to dampen the speculation with his recent activity on Instagram, posting a picture of the two together on the Greek island of Mykonos along with the caption: "Summer scouting mission! great guy and some footballer too @benchilwell"

He also tagged Chilwell and Chelsea in the post, and the Foxes man replied: "What a guy. Good to see you bro."

It certainly got fans talking, with one Instagram user posting: "Bringing him to Chelsea," while another added "Have a word with him about the Chels DD" and another said "Agent Drinkwater."

Chilwell had an impressive season in the Premier League for Leicester, scoring three goals and creating three assists to help his side to a highly respectable fifth placed finish.

However, Chelsea may need to pay a world-record fee for a defender if they wish to lure the player from the King Power Stadium.

Leicester have told Chelsea they value the 23-year-old even more highly than Harry Maguire, who they sold for £80m to Manchester United last year.

Now they face having to top that fee to land Chilwell, who has won 11 caps for England.

The star is thought to be keen to quit for Chelsea where he sees his long-term future.

His decision is not just a reflection on Leicester missing out on Champions League qualification behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Chilwell's intention to move is based upon where he sees himself playing for the next five-six years.

He also wants to nail down the England left-back spot going into next summer's rescheduled Euros.

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