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Chelsea primed for title challenge if the Blues complete three signings

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have been optimistically backed to challenge for the Premier League title if they have end with a strong finishing in the current transfer window.

Chelsea can mount a serious challenge for the Premier League title with three more signings this summer, according to ex-Tottenham striker Darren Bent. The Stamford Bridge club are already the biggest spenders in this window and are apparently still in the market for further additions to Thomas Tuchel’s squad to bolster the squad even more potently.

Having already splashed out around £175million on new talent, The Blues have already recently added Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella to their already erstwhile squad. Yet Tuchel is still keen to strengthen in all areas of the pitch with Leicester star Wesley Fofana being next their top defensive target.

Additionally, Barcelona’s ace midfielder Frenkie de Jong and former Gunners’ bad boy star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both on the agenda for the remainder of this window. If De Jong were to leave Barca, it’s said his preference is with Chelsea over Manchester United, while Aubameyang previously worked under Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund.

Bent is inclined to dispel any doubts over Aubameyang in the aftermath of his much-publicised exit from Arsenal. He reckons if Chelsea can secure their top three targets, they will be realistically competing for top spot come the end of the season.

“If they get those three, they’re in the title race for sure,” Bent said on talkSPORT. “They have to be… look at their squad after that.

“They’ll have solved the problem of getting a goalscorer. Aubameyang’s attitude has been questioned but when he got to Arsenal he got ten goals in his first 14 games. At Barcelona, he’s got 11 goals in 17 appearances.

“It just went a bit stale for him [at Arsenal], maybe he didn’t start to suit the way [Mikel] Arteta wanted to play but he can score. That’s one thing you can’t take away from him, he can score goals and that’s what Chelsea need.

“If they get him, get Fofana into that back three and De Jong in then they have to be [title contenders]. The options they have in midfield – Jorginho, De Jong, Mateo Kovacic, Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante.

“I think if De Jong signs he plays but Jorginho has been important for Chelsea. I like Jorginho, some people aren’t sure about him but if you look at what he’s done in his career like helping Italy win the Euros.

“He’s a calming influence, always wants the ball, never shirks away from it, gets Chelsea playing. But De Jong can probably do the same if not a little bit better…”