Chelsea approach Brighton over £50million Lewis Dunk

Chelsea have reportedly contacted Brighton and Hove Albion over a possible move for central defender and captain Lewis Dunk and the Seagulls are open to let him leave if the right valuation is met.

The Blues are free to sign players in this window and Frank Lampard is keen to boost his defense with Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake being sounded out as one of the top targets for the Blues. However, The Times have claimed that Chelsea have been keeping tabs on Dunk and have now approached Brighton over a possible deal this January.

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The 28-year-old has been impressive for the Seagulls this season under new manager Graham Potter having had to adapt to a new possession-based style of football. He is highly rated at Brighton and his current valuation is £50million.


Brighton won’t block a move for the defender even at this point in the season and would not want to prevent Dunk from making a move to a big club, as a transfer to Chelsea would give him the opportunity to participate in the UEFA Champions League.

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