Former Premier League midfielder Don Hutchison believes Chelsea already have what Philippe Coutinho could offer with Christian Pulisic.
The 27-year-old has been heavily linked to a summer move to Stamford Bridge as his loan spell at Bayern Munich is closing to an end.
Previous report from Sky Sports said Barcelona have offered Coutinho to a number of clubs, including Chelsea.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, however, has had plenty of attackers at his disposal including Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and the incoming Hakim Ziyech.
And former Scotland international Hutchison believes Chelsea do not need more attacking signings.
Hutchinson told ESPN: “I would love to sit down with Jody Morris, who is a friend of mine, and you guys know I’m friends with Frank Lampard as well, and say why aren’t you offering these positions to Christian Pulisic?
“Instead of scouring Europe for a number ten or someone who can play on either flank, you’ve got one in-house. They’ve got one already on the books at Chelsea.
“Invest a little bit more time in Christian Pulisic.”
The former Liverpool and West Ham midfielder also thinks Coutinho’s signing could lead to a Chelsea exit for Pulisic.
He said: “I hear from the grapevine that he’s a little bit quiet and a little bit shy, maybe it’s time for Jody and Frank to coax that out of him and make him a team player and more demanding on the pitch.
“I’d like to know why Chelsea are going for Coutinho. I can’t imagine Christian Pulisic staying around if they do.