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Bakayoko “not scared” by reported Chelsea deal for Drinkwater

Leicester City v Chelsea - Premier League

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Marcos Alonso of Chelsea attempts a cross as Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City closes in during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Chelsea midfielder Tieumoue Bakayoko isn’t worried about competition at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have been linked with a move for Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater, who has yet to play for the Foxes this season, and Sport SFR says it’ll cost around $36 million.

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Leicester is rumored to be after PSG mid Grzegorz Krychowiak to fill Drinkwater’s spot. As for the man who’ll battle Drinkwater for a spot in Antonio Conte’s lineup?

From The Daily Mail:

“Danny Drinkwater doesn’t scare me,” Bakayoko told SFR Sport. “It’s the competition. It’s good, I think every team needs that. It makes you improve.”

Drinkwater and Bakayoko would jockey for space in the middle of the park with N’Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas, and that would give Conte plenty of options -- plus David Luiz -- tactically and technically for the UEFA Champions League and Premier League.

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