CHELSEA midfielder Danny Drinkwater is close to completing a loan switch to Turkish club Kasimpasa until the end of the season.
Drinkwater, 30, has made just 23 appearances for the Blues since his £35million move from Leicester in 2017.
The £110,000-a-week man has not featured in the first team since the 2018 Community Shield against Manchester City and has been forced to train with the Under-23s.
After failing to impress on loan at Burnley and Aston Villa, he’s been seeking an overseas loan move since the summer.
He will head to Turkish capital Istanbul and put pen-to-paper with the club who sit 13th in the Super Lig.
He still has 18 months left on his deal at Chelsea with boss Frank Lampard eager to get him off the wage books.
Drinkwater is eager to reignite his career that has taken a dramatic fall from grace since his move to Stamford Bridge.
He has made just 23 appearances and hasn't made a senior appearance since March 2018.
Drinkwater had loan spells with both Burnley and Aston Villa but made six appearances between them.
During his time with Villa, he was sent away from the club's training ground after headbutting team-mate Jota.
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His problems persisted off the field after being charged with drink-driving in April 2019 and was battered by six thugs outside a nightclub just months after.
Just last month he was sent off in an Under-23 game for kicking out at Tottenham youngster Alfie Devine.
In November, Drinkwater was pictured enjoying a Harry Potter themed night while his team were in Champions League action.
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