Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed that his suad still needs to be improved ahead of next season despite the arrivals of Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willy Caballero and Alvaro Morata.
The Italian whose team defeated Arsenal 3-0 in their pre season friendly on Saturday at the Bird's Nest in Beijing spoke to Telegraph on his transfer plans.
“We need to improve the quality and improve the squad because next season will be very tough for us,” he told Telegraph
“We are 16 players, without the goalkeepers, and to face four competitions in a good way we need more players.
“We are in a moment where we have to create solid foundations for this club, we have lost a lot of big players that were fundamental at Chelsea.
Conte who recently signed an improved two year contract disclosed that he has spoken with the management of the English Premier League champions on the need to have a stronger squad before they defend their title in the 2017/2018 season.
“We can’t make a mistake because it’s very dangerous. I repeat, we need to improve and increase our squad and to be something important for the present but also for our future.
“I have spoken with the club, they know this situation very well and we are trying to find the right solution.
Chelsea will begin the defence of their title with a Premier League game against Burnley on the opening weekend of the upcoming season.