Chelsea sent Nicolas Jackson transfer message as Enzo Maresca told to make four signings

Chelsea's new manager Enzo Maresca
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Robert Huth has told Chelsea to target four areas in the summer transfer window as Enzo Maresca prepares for his first season in charge.

The Blues completed their first piece of incoming summer business earlier this month with the arrival of defender Tosin Adarabioyo from Fulham on a free transfer. This was followed up by securing the services of talented winger Estevao Willian - who won't join until 2025 - from Palmeiras.

Now, Chelsea are eyeing up yet more business. A £5million deal is close to being completed for Barcelona forward Marc Guiu, while Aston Villa starlet Omari Kellyman is on the verge of joining for £19m. The Blues are also interested in signing Leicester midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

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Amid the chaos surrounding summer transfers at Stamford Bridge, ex-Chelsea defender Huth has urged the Blues to sign another centre-back, two more full-backs and a new centre forward.

Huth told "Centre back, of course. That will need to be addressed. I think both fullback positions, with Chilwell obviously picking up a few injuries over the last season or two."

"Same to be said on the right side with James, he’s been picking up injuries, and they’re so vital. Or they were so vital under Pochettino in the attacking threats.

"Number nine, possibly. I’m a big fan of [Nicolas] Jackson to be fair, I think he’s certainly come on in the season. You could see from the first game to the last game of the season, he’s adapted his game, he’s got a bit prolific. You can always find new players can’t you, but these would be my biggest issues to address."

It was revealed on Friday afternoon that Chelsea have made an offer to sign Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester. Brighton had been at the front of the queue to sign the 25-year-old, but a possible player-plus-cash deal has stalled. It's understood that Dewsbury-Hall is keen on a move to West London.