Paul Merson: Antonio Conte needs to make these three Chelsea signings

The former Arsenal midfielder discusses what areas Chelsea need to improve in the summer transfer window

Arsenal legend Paul Merson Photo: Sky Sports

Paul Merson has pinpointed three areas that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte needs to improve his squad this summer.

The Blues won their first Premier League title under the Italian head coach with two games to spare after a 1-0 win at West Brom earlier this month.

Chelsea could still finish the season with a double if the newly-crowned Premier League champions beat bitter rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley next weekend.

Conte signed five players in the summer transfer window after taking over the reins from interim manager Guus Hiddink at the end of the 2015-16 season.

The Blues boss will inevitably look to add some new players to his squad ahead of Chelsea’s return to the Champions League next term.

Speaking to Sky Sports about what areas Conte needs to improve in the summer, former Arsenal midfielder Merson said:

“They played once a week for most of the season but over Christmas they did look tired, so I think they need another wing-back, centre-back and forward for next season.”

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Chelsea have been linked with a move to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata in recent weeks.

The Blues are also rumoured to be interested in re-signing Everton star Romelu Lukaku.

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