Danny Drinkwater could reportedly land a shock reunion with Claudio Ranieri at Serie A side Sampdoria.
The star’s career has fallen apart amid personal problems since signing for Chelsea in 2017, a year after winning the PL under Ranieri at Leicester.
And an Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX suggest an intermediary has asked Serie A outfit if they want to consider the three-cap former England man.
Danny has opened up on his incredible saga of the past two terms, including drink-driving, headbutting a team-mate and being attacked in a club.
A sports psychologist is helping the Blues outcast as he battles back from playing just six times on loan for Aston Villa and Burnley last season.
And Drinkwater reveals off-field “mistakes” have hampered his fortunes.
When struggling at the Villa and frustrated by his lack of match sharpness, Danny headbutted team-mate Jota in training.
He told the Telegraph: “I apologised straight away and I had to go home.
“I texted him straight after to apologise and take full responsibility. I Google translated it into Spanish as well to make sure he’d understand.”
And while with Burnley Danny was assaulted in a club.
The Englishman said: “Someone said I had tried to chat up some footballer’s girlfriend, but that just wasn’t the case. I got jumped and beaten up.
“The timing was awful and the fact I twisted my ankle was the worst thing. It was just like: ‘Could this get any worse?'”
And of an April 2019 drink-driving ban, the ex-Leicester ace added: “Obviously, my mental state wasn’t the best, but it was ridiculous and it should never have happened.”