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.
However, he is considering calling it time on his spell at the Stamford Bridge, after growing disillusioned with the amount of game time he is getting.
'We are Chelsea. We always want to win titles but of course we have to win the FA Cup to finish the season well.
But things were off to a very bad start for Drinkwater as he picked up a calf injury soon after his arrival that kept him out of action till the end of October a year ago.
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Chelsea, meanwhile, have come to adopt a three-man defensive line under Antonio Conte with wing-backs in front of them.
After an incredible debut season in which the club won the title and reached the FA Cup final, this term they find themselves in fifth place in the table and nearly certain to miss out on Champions League qualification.
Frustrated with his current plight, Drinkwater is considering about departing from Chelsea in the summer, but is prepared to wait till there is a clarity on the managerial situation at the club.
He said instead, the club should sell "four or five" players.
Drinkwater was likely not top of Chelsea's transfer wish-list at the beginning of the transfer window.
"Matic fitted with N'Golo Kante at the time and Cesc Fabregas fitted better in that system with him too".