Tiemoue Bakayoko is a good signing for Chelsea but the Premier League champions need more arrivals ahead of the new season, according to the club's former defender Marcel Desailly.
Bakayoko was Antonio Conte's second capture of the transfer window, the midfielder joining from Monaco in a move reported to be worth £40million, following Roma defender Antonio Rudiger's switch to Stamford Bridge.
Desailly says fellow Frenchman Bakayoko will slot in immediately at Chelsea but called for the club to be more active in the transfer window, having missed out on former striker Romelu Lukaku, who instead joined Manchester United from Everton for £75m.
"He will fit in the system. He can defend, he can also project himself and he's coming into a team that is tactically very well organised, so he can fit quickly," Desailly told Omnisport. "I am sure he will adapt to the system and he will bring Chelsea to a different level, so I'm very pleased, very pleased.
"But we need more. We need more if you want to compete on these two different competitions, Champions League and Premier League, so we are hoping [for] more, we are really hoping [for] more.
"This year is a special market, we can see that it's very tough. Everyone is moving round, the prices are very high, so let's wait till the end. Chelsea knows, really, how to buy players so I am sure they will trust the philosophy and desire for Conte."
Speaking at indoor football competition Star Sixes, the 1998 World Cup winner also suggested there needs to be more patience with the world's most expensive footballer Paul Pogba, who had a mixed first season under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
Nemanja Matic has been linked with a switch from Chelsea to reunite with Mourinho and Desailly believes the signing of a more defensively-minded midfielder would benefit Pogba.
"I think we are expecting too much from him straightaway from the beginning, he is still young, you know he is around 24 years old and he's not a playmaker and he just needs to fit into Mourinho's system," Desailly said.
"That's why they wanted to have a new defensive midfielder, for him to be along people that can defend really strongly, for him to be express himself... so young, talented, don't mind the price.
"You have to pay very expensive for these kind of players so don't look at [the] price, people have to be patient because he is very, very talented - he will prove it."
23 de julio 2017
|Golf´s Grand Slam winners: Open champion Spieth close to joining elite club|
|Froome seals fourth Tour de France title, Groenewegen sprints to victory|
|Stunning Spieth revival seals Open glory at Birkdale|
|BREAKING NEWS: Spieth turns things round spectacularly to win Open thriller|
|Shrubsole seals dramatic World Cup triumph for England as India capitulate|
|Terry lifts bizarre trophy as Aston Villa claim Cup of Traditions crown|
|Advantage Kuchar as Spieth round unravels dramatically|
|Storm monitoring Slater, Smith injury not serious|
|Begu a popular champion as Goerges buckles in Bucharest|
|Kolarov: Lazio was a good experience, but they are my rivals|
|Dybala not worth as much as Neymar - Chiellini|
|Contador considers Vuelta challenge|
|Draymond Green, Conor McGregor get into spat on Instagram over Warriors jersey|
|Struggling Spieth tied with Kuchar heading to Birkdale back nine|
|Lynn to undergo shoulder surgery|
|Ronaldo: Being better than Messi is my motivation|
|´Trapped´ by tennis, Tomic doesn´t regret Wimbledon revelations|
|Lahm named German Footballer of the Year 2017 after retirement|
|Danilo sets out Man City Champions League ambition|
|Wasps end Halfpenny pursuit|
|Spieth caught inside four holes after shocking start to final round|
|Ferrer finishes determined Dolgopolov to end title wait|
|Sri Lanka turn to uncapped Pushpakumara, Pradeep and Dhananjaya recalled|
|Neymar will stay at Barcelona, insists Marlon|
|Cahill named new Chelsea captain by Conte|
|Kenedy ´strongly reprimanded´ as Chelsea apologise again to people of China|
|Klopp expects Can stay after ´good talks´ over new Liverpool contract|
|Spieth and Kuchar set for date with Open destiny|
|Bertens beats Kontaveit to make amends in Gstaad|
|Perisic can leave if Manchester United make serious offer – Spalletti|
|Shaw, Young and Rojo have ´no chance´ for start of new season|
|Rooney one of the best in his position - Koeman|
|Like watching Picasso - Roddick reflects on a career spent in the shadow of greatness|
|Star rugby ref Owens opens up on bulimia battle|
|Leaving on a jet plane - Mendy flies off to LA as Man City move nears|
|Clean athletics a ´very utopian view´, Coe claims|
|Bilic hails arrival of ´massive player´ Arnautovic|
|Bosz: Aubameyang to China talk is ´nonsense´|
|Dufty dominates on Dragons debut, Eels sneak past Tigers|
|El Salvador´s Romero banned for biting Altidore|
|Real Madrid defender Danilo joins Manchester City|
|Watson recalls fifth Open triumph as Birkdale prepares to crown new champion|
|Birkdale ´a step in the right direction´ as McIlroy struggles to challenge Spieth|
|Pedro travels home after suffering concussion|
|Predators sign Arvidsson to seven-year, $29.75m contract|
|Cubs rally to give Lester much-deserved win|
|MLS Review: Villa, New York City end Chicago run as Dallas go top|
|Costa Rica 0 United States 2: Dempsey equals Donovan record in win|
|Castro returns to DL with hamstring strain|
|Gallen signs Sharks extension|
|Valverde: Barcelona must keep Neymar|
|Paris Saint-Germain 2 Tottenham 4: Eriksen, Alderweireld score stunning goals|
|De Gea definitely staying at Man United – Mourinho|
|Mourinho rules out United move for Bale|
|Stallings shoots 60 to grab lead|
|Juventus 1 Barcelona 2: Neymar shines with superb brace|
|Rooney scores again for Everton as Sevilla are shocked|
|Pirates place Polanco on 10-day DL|
|Ebden becomes lowest-ranked ATP finalist in over eight years in Newport|
|Augusta nightmare will not affect Open bid - Spieth|
22 de julio 2017
|I don´t really care, it´s not me - Koepka not excited by Grace 62|
|The Open Social Diary: Grace steals the headlines and plaudits, ´Spiethmint´ proposal for leader Jor|
|Roma sign Kolarov from Man City for €5m|
|Neymar starts for Barca amid increasing PSG speculation|
|With Open glory in his sights, Spieth is a legend in the making|
|Zidane: Morata exit leaves Madrid a striker short|
|It´s very special - Open rivals react to Grace´s historic 62|
|Kuchar: Birkdale, not Spieth, was my opponent|
|Sporting CP 2 Monaco 1: Jardim defeated in Lisbon return|
|I have never denied Ronaldo reports - Zidane|