Maurizio Sarri announces interest in getting January transfer deal done for Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri says he is keen to bring in a new signing in the January transfer window.
Sarri has seen his side stutter over the past few weeks, losing two games which saw his side fall 10 points behind Manchester City for the title race.
However, a brilliant tactical display from the Italian at the weekend saw us close the gap on Pep Guardiola’s side and put us firmly back in the chase for the Premier League title.
But there are still many out there that believe Chelsea still need a world class defender to come in and solidify the back-line, with recent reports claiming we have already opened talks to sign Elsaid Hysaj from Napoli, while a move for Kalidou Koulibaly has been talked about for months now.
And when asked if he had to spend money in the market to close the gap on City, Sarri said on the Sky Sports website: “Not always. We need to work and improve. We need to understand the style of playing.
“We need to change mentality – not because the old mentality was bad but it is not suitable with the new way of playing. Then after all this, maybe you need one player.
“But you cannot think you can buy 11 new players without problems. Then the problems will be the same. You have to create a new mentality and style of playing.
“We need to arrive at 95 per cent of our potential, then we can get the last five per cent with a new player.”[the_ad id=”164″]
Will Sarri be given the funds to complete a January deal or two?
We already have a good enough squad to challenge for a top four spot and get back playing Champions League football, but to go that extra step and win the Premier League once again, we need a world class striker and defender in the coming transfer windows.
We may have shown against City that we have the ability to play on the counter-attack, given the fact Guardiola’s side had much of the play, but they were opened up a few times at the back as City exposed our weaknesses.
So if Sarri does spend and bring in a new player, then it would be a massive boost to their chase to land a Premier League title this season.
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