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 performer for Brighton in recent times, and could surely now be good 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 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 the Blues, who should be able to easily afford that kind of price.

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