A striker isn’t needed: Crouch reveals the signing Tuchel must make this summer

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While many believe signing a striker this summer should be priority for Chelsea, former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch disagrees.

According to Crouch, signing a top-class central defender, one out of the highest bracket, should be a priority for Chelsea this summer.

Asked what Chelsea need to do to close the gap on Manchester City next season, Crouch told Daily Mail: “If Chelsea can get a top-class central defender, one out of the highest bracket, that would put them in with a huge chance next season.

“Thomas Tuchel took over a really good squad but it is still behind City at the minute, for all the progress they have made.

“I cannot wait to see the next steps Tuchel and Chelsea make because I have been bowled over by the impact he has made. I’m so impressed and nobody in Europe would want to play them in their current form.

“They put a marker down for the Champions League final on Saturday. City will not play the line-up they used at the weekend on May 29 but it will be in their minds, the damage Chelsea can do in a one-off match.

“If you were giving me a free bet on that outcome, I would back Chelsea at the respective odds.”

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