Antonio Conte urged to make these Chelsea signings in the summer

Paul Merson says Chelsea will need to bring in some new wing-backs in the summer transfer window

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Paul Merson reckons Chelsea need to bring in some new wing-backs in the summer transfer window.

The Blues are preparing to celebrate winning the Premier League trophy in front of their home fans after their game against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

It has been a remarkable first season for Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge and the west London side could still win the FA Cup when they take on Arsenal in the final at the end of the month.

Attentions will now inevitably start to turn towards the summer transfer window and the potential players Conte could look to bring to Chelsea to bolster his squad.

The Italian will be wanting to bring in significant reinforcements as he tries to prepare his team to fight on four fronts next season.

And former Arsenal star Merson feels that Chelsea will need to invest in some fresh wing-backs this summer to keep them on track next term.

Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Star: “Chelsea need wing backs. The two they’ve got have done well. But they were only playing once a week and that’s a graveyard shift.

“You can’t do that playing three times a week. If you don’t get your signings right you could easily end up finishing outside the top four.

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“And if you don’t really make a splash it sends out the wrong message. Signing players is a statement of intent. If you don’t do it you stand still while others get better.”

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