Pundit Gary Neville has claimed he is unsure why Chelsea decided to sign Cole Palmer from Manchester City this summer.

He told Sky Sports that he does not understand the deadline day addition the club made to cap off a busy transfer window at Stamford Bridge.

The club oversaw yet another extensive spend in an attempt to climb back up the Premier League table and fill the very obvious gaps they had in their squad.

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This predominantly surrounded the midfield, with them adding Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia to their ranks.

Both players however are currently on the treatment table, only adding more value to an XI that can be put together of purely injured players.

A versatile addition they made late in the window was the one of Palmer, with the intention of playing him at various positions across the attack.

Neville confused at Palmer signing

He so far has made a couple of appearances off the bench, with a first start for the club surely not too far away for the youngster.

The Englishman was brought in for £40m, with his best days certainly ahead of him.

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However, Neville has now claimed that he is not actually sure what convinced the Blues to make the signing in the first place.

He said: “Cole Palmer being bought for £40million from Man City is another one. We have seen it with United, that lack of stability at the top since Todd Boehly came in from Roman Abramovich. Every department at the club has changed and it’s too much.”

Chelsea now have another week before they are back in action, with the Premier League match against Aston Villa to come on Sunday after their European opener the Thursday before.

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