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Chelsea urged 29-year-old midfielder to leave the club last season

Maurizio Sarri has reportedly offered a withering assessment of Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater.

The England international midfielder has flopped at Stamford Bridge since his transfer from Leicester City back in the August of 2017 failing to make a single appearance this campaign.

The 29-year-old midfielder was embroiled in controversy earlier this week when he was charged for a drink driving offence and has not travelled with the Blues for the Europe League clash against Slavia Prague.

Explaining his decision Sarri said: ‘He knows very well, he has never played because in my opinion he is not suited to my system and my way of playing.

‘I told him everything in August, he appreciated but decided to remain and so he knew very well the situation.

‘He’s not adaptable, that is my opinion. I spoke with him in August when the market was open.

‘I said to him to look for something different because in my opinion he doesn’t play. I said to him the reasons, my reasons, but he decided to stay.

‘I have a very good relationship with him because in my opinion he is a good boy, a good player but he is not suitable for me.

‘I don’t know [why he stayed], he hoped we could change the decision.’

It seems that Drinkwater has no future at Stamford Bridge and could be open for offers from other teams this summer.

Earlier last month reports from Italy suggested that Drinkwater’s former manager Claudio Ranieri wants to lure him at Stadio Olimpico as Italian boss currently has been in charge of AS Roma.