“As you know very well I am not in control of the transfer market,” he said.
“In my opinion we need two players, but it's up to the club. As you can understand, I cannot tell you where [we need to strengthen]. The club knows my opinion.”
Chelsea's goalscoring problems are well documented, with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud struggling for goals and game-time as Eden Hazard has taken up a 'false 9' role.
And, amid speculation that Morata could be loaned out to another club for the remainder of the season, Sarri is all too aware that there are multiple issues that need to be addressed.
“We need to score, of course,” he added. “We need to solve this problem. In the last match [1-0 loss against Tottenham] we played very well and with continuity.
“It was a great performance from a physical point of view, but we didn't score. We need to solve this problem.
“Of course if he [Morata] was to go to another club then we need a replacement, but at the moment he is here and he must only think about playing.
“There are 300 players involved in the market and they need to think only about their next match otherwise it's impossible to play.”