Chelsea have enquired about a transfer deal for Brighton defender

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Chelsea have reportedly enquired about a transfer deal for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, who is valued at around £50million.

The England international has been a rock-solid player for Brighton in recent times, and could surely now be kind enough to make the step up to a bigger club.

Chelsea could do with a player like him at the back, and the Times claim they’ve asked Brighton about a move for Lewis Dunk as they’re finally cleared to make signings again this January.

The report claims Dunk could leave for around £50m, and that could end up being a bargain for Chelsea, who should be able to comfortably afford that kind of price.

If they can land the 28-year-old defender, he’d surely be an upgrade on unconvincing performers like Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma, who’ve not really taken the opportunities handed to them by Frank Lampard this campaign.

Chelsea have also been massively linked with Bournemouth centre-back Nathan Ake in recent times by the Telegraph, though this move has not materialised.

If they cannot seal a return for their former player, Lewis Dunk would no doubt be an excellent alternative.