'They absolutely need to sign': Pat Nevin makes claim about what Chelsea simply must do in transfer window

Pat Nevin says Chelsea need to sign another centre-back before the summer transfer window shuts.

With Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen both leaving the Blues for La Liga, it means Thomas Tuchel’s squad are looking a little light at the back.

They’ve signed monstrous centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, who seems like he’ll be a great addition to the XI. Also, latest signing Marc Cucurella from Brighton is a left-back by trade with the versatility to slot into the back three.

However, it’s been claimed the Blues need another marquee name in defence.

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Nevin says Chelsea need another centre-back

BBC pundit and ex-Chelsea player Nevin is adamant his former club must get a “major centre-back” through the doors.

“They absolutely need to sign another major centre-back to go with Kalidou Koulibaly. That’s what they are trying to do, but if they don’t get one, they won’t be competitive,” Nevin wrote.

It’s a fair guess that Chelsea will continue in the new campaign with a back three, starting their Premier League season away to Everton tomorrow.

They’ve definitely got options with the likes of Koulibaly, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta and Trevoh Chalobah. Let’s see if another is added to the ranks, though.

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Fofana is hopefully the man

Latest reports suggest that Nevin may get his wish with Chelsea strongly linked to Leicester City centre-back Wesley Fofana.

It’s been reported they may be willing to fork out as much as £85million for the 21-year-old defensive talent, but are currently trying to get him for a cheaper price.

There’s no doubt the Leicester ace would just give a much stronger look to the Blues squad, especially as there’s now five substitutes allowed in the Premier League this year.

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