Former Blue reveals the position Abramovich could be willing to spend up to £100m to strengthen

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Chelsea have been linked with a number of targets ahead of next season, and one of the names to have been strongly linked with Chelsea is Jadon Sancho.

However, former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley doesn’t think the Blues will buy another wide player after recent acquisition of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech, while also maintaining that the current squad has a lot of options in that position.

Burley has instead revealed that the main position where the club could spend a lot of money is in the purchase of a striker.

“They’re probably going to go out and spend the majority of their budget on a striker, on an out-and-out front man,” Burley said.

“Now, they’re unlikely to go for another wide/playmaker because they’ve got a bunch of them, including (Christian) Pulisic. So that’s less of a concern.

“There are other areas of the pitch they might look to strengthen – midfield, striker, maybe another centre-half.

“They’ve got enough playmakers in my opinion. [Pulisic has] got a job on his hands like everybody else.

“He faced the same thing at [Borussia] Dortmund before he left because he had [Jadon] Sancho and [Jacob] Bruun Larsen who’d ousted him from the team.

“It’s not new for Christian Pulisic to be fighting for your place, that doesn’t mean you’re a bad player overnight.

“Yes it’s a concern when you’re not playing but I do think he showed enough and showed enough to Frank Lampard in the period that he was there that he’s going to be a big part of the Chelsea plans going forward.”

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