A move to one of the Spanish giants or indeed Bayern Munich is considered highly unlikely, while it is doubtful whether any of Italy's biggest club sides will be looking to recruit a new tactician come the end of the season.
The Chelsea star seems to be enjoying himself this season and with 14 goals across the Champions League, FA Cup, Premier League and the EFL Cup, he's become a highly sought after player especially after his performances in the first leg of the round of 16 against Barcelona.
The Guardian believe that Drinkwater may wait and see who the club replace Antonio Conte with before making a final decision on his Chelsea future. The two North London clubs will have to convince Chelsea to sell him to a domestic Premier League rival rather than sell him overseas.
Chelsea's sacking strategy has proved successful in the past but Desailly said they should stick to Conte this time and should sell players instead.
'What was working last season with Conte can not suddenly not work this season, ' Desailly told the Daily Mail.
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly asked Chelsea to keep them updated if there is a possibility of bringing him to mainland Europe.
"I did the best choice by joining Chelsea because I have already won two Premier Leagues and a League Cup in five years". And the system of three at the back did not work this season because Conte lost Matic, ' added Desailly.
A tame defence of their Premier League crown has been offered, while they have also come up short in the Carabao Cup and Champions League.