Claudio Ranieri: Danny Drinkwater not for sale

Claudio Ranieri: Danny Drinkwater not for sale


Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has dismissed speculation linking midfielder Danny Drinkwater with a move away from the reigning champions.

This comes after the Italian revealed the 26-year-old has no release clause in his newly signed five-year contract extension, a deal he had just agreed upon last month.

According to reports, Manchester United are interested in prising the former Red Devils youth product back to Old Trafford following his exploits in Leicester’s 2015-16 title winning season.

Nevertheless, Ranieri affirmed Drinkwater was going nowhere ahead of the Foxes’ intriguing Premier League visit to Old Trafford.

“This is a good process to improve because one year ago nobody was asking about our players,” Ranieri said.

“Now there are big, big teams and my players must be very proud of this but maintain their way.

“He signed a new contract and he doesn’t have a clause and if Manchester want him it is okay.

“We don’t want to sell anybody. We only lost [N’Golo] Kante because he had a clause but no other player we lost. We want to keep all the players and all the squad.”

Drinkwater, who joined the Foxes in 2012, has accumulated over 180 appearances for the East Midlands club and has secured three international caps with England.

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