Chelsea fans should not worry about the lack of transfer activity at Stamford Bridge despite the club making just one senior signing to date.

Blues boss Antonio Conte has expressed his desire to increase the competition for places in his squad this summer but has completed just one signing in the form of unattached goalkeeper Willy Caballero to date.

The priority is believed to be to bring in at least one top class striker while a new centre-back and full-backs also feature highly on Conte’s wanted list.

Nine players have left The Bridge either on permanent transfers or loan deals and the club have generated over £65 million in player sales however none of those funds have been spent to bolster the Chelsea squad.

Looking around the Premier League scene at other clubs there seems to be no reason to panic. Arsenal have made just one summer signing with defender Sead Kolasinac joining the club on a free transfer while North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur are yet to make any additions. Liverpool have spent around £37.3 million on taking Blues contract reject Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah to Anfield while centre-back Victor Lindelof is Jose Mourinho’s sole signing at Manchester United.

The most impressive side in the transfer market this summer of those contesting the Premier League title is Manchester City with the big money signings of goalkeeper Ederson and former Blues target Bernardo Silva representing some excellent business for the club.

Despite not being far behind many of their rivals in the transfer market, the start of the new Premier League campaign is edging closer and with Chelsea thought to be chasing a number of transfer targets, the club face a crucial period in which they need to ensure that deals get over the line.

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I am Dan Pentland and I am a York City season ticket holder and volunteer for men's health charity Prostate Cancer UK. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk and Facebook

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