Paul Merson: These are the two players Chelsea must sign this summer

Paul Merson believes that Chelsea need to sign at least two new wing-backs in the summer transfer window

paul merson
Former Arsenal star Paul Merson Photo: Sky Sports

Paul Merson believes that Chelsea need to sign two more wing-backs in the summer transfer window.

The Blues have enjoyed a brilliant first season under new manager Antonio Conte following his appointment as the club’s new manager last summer.

Chelsea are currently chasing a domestic double this season and will take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at the end of the month.

There is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Chelsea with a host of players as the summer transfer window draws ever nearer.

Conte is now preparing his team for a return to the Champions League for next season.

And Arsenal legend Merson believes that strengthening at full-back should be Conte’s priority in the summer transfer window.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning, Merson said: “They need certain players.

“They need to get wing-backs in, in my opinion. They need to freshen it up and add two. Tottenham have got four full backs and Chelsea need that with the wing-backs. Then, what’s going to happen with Diego Costa…?”

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Chelsea, who finished 10th and without a trophy, return to Premier League action with a home clash against Watford on Monday night.

Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Arsenal
Gary Neville
Gary Neville praises 'sensational' Man United star Edinson Cavani
Thomas Tuchel
Pat Nevin makes claim about Chelsea FC ahead of Man City final
Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz makes admission to Chelsea FC fans about his position
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher raves about 'outrageous' Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante
Michael Owen
Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Arsenal
Gary Neville
Gary Neville praises 'sensational' Man United star Edinson Cavani
Thomas Tuchel
Pat Nevin makes claim about Chelsea FC ahead of Man City final
Kai Havertz
Kai Havertz makes admission to Chelsea FC fans about his position
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher raves about 'outrageous' Chelsea FC star N'Golo Kante
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature