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Sarri Opens Up About Chelsea’s January Transfer Window Plans

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has indicated that the Blues could make at least one signing in the January transfer window.

The Italian believes that work on the training pitch with his current players will lead to the best results but he hinted that one “new player” could be brought in to ensure his plans come to fruition:

“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.”

Clearly, one of the major issues is in the striker department. Sarri has rotated Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud without settling on one player, suggesting he is yet to be convinced by either of them.

Morata has 15 starts so far this campaign, scoring seven goals, while Giroud has been selected in the starting line up eight times and has hit the back of the net on four occasions.

Reports about Chelsea’s January transfer activity have, however, focused on other areas of the pitch with Christian Pulisic being the player most heavily linked with a £70m move to Stamford Bridge.

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