Brighton and Norwich City have enquired about a move for Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater, Goal reports.
Although they are doubts as to whether they can afford the midfielder's wages, both Premier League teams remain keen.
The Blues signed Drinkwater for £35million in 2017 on £100,000-a-week wages.
Drinkwater has only played 23 times for Chelsea in his two seasons, since joining the club from Leicester City.
The England man has not made a first-team appearance for over a year, after being completely frozen out by Maurizio Sarri last term.
New manager Frank Lampard has given copportunities to the 29-year-old during pre-season, but he is not set to be an integral part of the squad for the upcoming season.
Drinkwater has been left out of the last two friendly matches, ahead of the Blues first competitive game of the season against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.