Surely we need a centre half. It's something that really has needed addressing properly since Lescott left.
Distin's old and Jagielka and Alcaraz are getting there. None are top centre-halves. Alcaraz is also injury prone. Stones is quite young and hasn't got the amount of experience to which we could rely on him week in week out. And Duffy... What is Duffy?
We've conceded 10 goals in 4 games, 6 against Celta and Paderborn and 2 against Leicester and Arsenal. We never won a game in preseason.
While we may have five centre halves, none are top centre halves and you need at least one to truly compete. However, all we're linked with is a striker and while we could do with cover, a centre back is a priority IMO.
Even if it was a money issue, I haven't seen anyone on here say the defence isn't good enough. Everyone says if we get cover for Lukaku I'd be happy etc.