'More': TalkSPORT pundit shares the three signings Chelsea need to make next after getting Raheem Sterling

TalkSPORT pundit Jack Wilshere has claimed Chelsea signing Raheem Sterling could be the start of their push to win the Premier League.

However, the former Arsenal midfielder has suggested they still need to strengthen with three more signings if they’re to close the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool this season.

The Blues have agreed personal terms regarding a deal for Sterling, with the 27-year-old thought to be impressed by Todd Boehly’s negotiating skills.

He is set to be the first marquee signing of the American’s era as Chelsea owner, with it reported Thomas Tuchel has been given £200m to spend on transfers this summer.

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Wilshere claims Chelsea need more

While the addition of Sterling will no doubt strengthen the Blues going forward, Wilshere has claimed further signings at both ends of the pitch are required if they’re to close the 19-point gap to the top of the table.

He said: “The only way it could turn out bad for City is if Chelsea go on to win the league. Would Sterling be enough? They need a little bit more but he’s certainly part of the jigsaw.

“I think they need a striker. Cundy said they need two centre-halves, but they’ve got a great manager. If he can get them playing with the right players. What’s he been there now, 18 months? I think they’ve got a chance.”

The club have today been linked with a move for striker Memphis Depay from Barcelona, as the clubs enter negotiations over the sale of Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Meanwhile, it’s been reported talks have developed over a potential deal for City’s Nathan Ake, with the desire to replace the dominant Antonio Rudiger on the left of defence a major priority.

It is clear the club need to replace the defensive departures, however their desire for a goalscorer over the last two seasons has been obvious, with only Mason Mount reaching double figures in either campaign.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.