Danny Drinkwater can leave Stamford Bridge if that is his wish according to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.
The midfielder is yet to feature for the Blues in any competitive match in the 2018-2019 season.
And Sarri has given the player whom he acknowledges doesn’t fit into his system the nod to get another club.
Drinkwater played 22 times last season under Antonio Conte having been signed from Leicester in September 2017 for £35 million.
But his only appearance for Chelsea this season was in the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City in August.
And Sarri speaking to the press said Drinkwater’s doesn’t feature in his team because he doesn’t fit into his preferred 4-3-3 system.
“I think for him the problem is only my football,” Sarri said.
“He’s a very good midfielder but he is suitable for a midfield two because with a three he is not really a central midfielder or suitable for centre right or centre left.”
The Italian wouldn’t say if the player has a future at the club as he believes that would be the club’s decision to make.
“I don’t know. It depends on the club, it’s up to him.”
Reports are that Chelsea have received loan offers for the player which they have rejected. The club are looking to sell the player outrightly.